2018 Ford Mustang RTR Unveiled at SEMA and Featured an “RTR Design Package”

Ford and Vaughn Gittin Jr. have unveiled the 2018 Mustang RTR before its debut at SEMA.

Set to become available at select Ford dealers shortly, the 2018 Mustang RTR features body stripes, LED daytime running lamps, and an “RTR Design Package.” The model may also come built with forged alloy wheels and a dash plaque signed by Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Ford is keeping the details under wraps but confirmed programs for Spec 1, Spec 2, and Spec 3 variants. The latter model is going to have an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine that makes up to 700 hp (522 kW).

More information will be released soon but ealier RTR Mustangs offered lowering springs, flexible sway bars, and a sports exhaust system. The range-topping Spec 3 also featured a Ford Overall Performance supercharger, an intercooler, and an improved fuel injection system.

According to Gittin, “It is amazing what Ford has been able to achieve with the 2018 Mustang in terms of performance and general refinement, however the RTR group and I simply couldn’t leave it alone!” He added, “l am confident, and many will agree, that is among the most fun Fórd Mustangs ever going to the road!”

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