The New Ford Series 1 Mustang RTR Has A Drifter's Heart

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Ford will only offer 500 of these dealer-installed upgrade kits

Have you set your mind on putting a new Ford Mustang in your driveway? Good, now you'll have to choose which one. And Ford has just made your decision a little bit harder.

The Blue Oval automaker has partnered again with drifting legend Vaughn Gittin Jr and his team at RTR Vehicles to produce the new Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance, available as an upgrade kit for both V8 and EcoBoost-powered Mustangs with the Performance Pack 1. And while it may not do anything to the engine, it does offer a series of other performance enhancements.

Not the least of them is the upgraded suspension, with adjustable sway bars designed to change the balance on either the standard passive or the optional MagneRide suspension. It also features staggered rolling stock, with 19-inch wheels measuring 9.5 inches across up front and 10 inches at the rear.

Most of the rest of the components in the package are cosmetic, but give pony cars so equipped an added dose of visual attitude. The spoiler incorporates a Gurney flap and there's a new grille up front, along with special graphics, badges, floor mats and shift knob.

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“Our goal was to take the driving and owner experience of the iconic Ford Mustang to the next level,” said Gittin. “This collaboration has created a Mustang that offers smile-inducing street driving, diverse capability on the track and a very distinctive owner experience for those looking to stand out from the crowd.”

Ford will only offer 500 of these kits, and they can be installed at the dealer on any Mustang EcoBoost or Mustang GT equipped with the Performance Pack 1. No word on pricing just yet, but they're set to reach select dealers starting early next year, backed by a factory warranty.

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