Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Ford Mustang RTR Spec 3

Built for the SEMA show by the endearingly named Mothers, this rather brutal Mustang has been created for the amusement of pro drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr.
The design plays on the retro aesthetic of the Mustang, adding seventies-esque stripes and old-school Japanese-style arch extensions, as well as the classically-styled HRE mesh alloys. The comprehensive carbon-fibre aero package is arguably an odd choice - how much downforce do you need to go sideways? - but it's undeniably aggressive, and the car's all the better for it. Under the skin, the 'Stang eschews the traditional muscle car suspension woes, featuring a Watts linkage, JRi coilovers and adjustable sway bars. Beneath the bonnet resides a Ford Racing supercharger, just for fun, while the interior benefits from rear seat-delete, Sparco buckets and copious bracing. Go and show? Most certainly. But it probably won't be used for drifting...
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