- The 2015 Ford Mustang RTR will arrive at select Ford dealerships in January.
- The Mustang RTR features appearance enhancements and performance mods derived from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog.
- RTR spokesperson Jess Albright told Edmunds that pricing and further details will be revealed at the 2014 SEMA Show this November in Las Vegas.
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan — The 2015 Ford Mustang RTR, featuring appearance enhancements and performance mods derived from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog, will arrive at select Ford dealerships in January.
RTR spokesperson Jess Albright told Edmunds that pricing and "many more details and specifications will be available leading up to the official release" at the 2014 SEMA Show this November in Las Vegas.
The dealer-installed RTR Spec 1 and Spec 2 packages were developed by world champion drifter and Mustang enthusiast Vaughn Gittin Jr. Known for a driving style that is particularly aggressive — even in the drifting world — Gittin was impressed by the all-new 2015 Mustang and created the RTR packages to enhance the vehicle's styling, suspension and power plant options.
"Ford's Mustang team has done an incredible job with the new 2015 Ford Mustang," said Gittin in a statement. "The RTR team and I are pumped to work with such an incredible platform for RTR builds. Without a question, the performance and overall presence of the new Mustang RTR will impress and keep a smile on our customers' faces whether cruising the streets or getting crazy on the track. I cannot take delivery of mine soon enough!"
Although Albright noted that the full contents of each package will not be announced until November, it appears that Spec 1 will be available on 2015 Mustangs equipped with either the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which puts out more than 300 horsepower, or the 5.0-liter V8, which makes 435 hp. Spec 2 will only be available with the V8.
For 2014 Mustangs, Spec 1 performance upgrades include an RTR Axleback exhaust system, which adds 9 hp to the V8, high-performance tires and Ford Racing springs that lower the car by 1 inch.
Exterior goodies include special wheels, front and rear spoilers, ducted license-plate surrounds, signature graphics and RTR badges. Inside, the Mustang is enhanced with an RTR-branded shift knob, floor mats and badges, as well as a numbered serial plate signed by Vaughn Gittin Jr.
The 2014 Spec 2 package adds a Ford Racing Tune treatment that piles on another 16 hp to the V8, a K&N air filter, upgraded suspension with adjustable shocks and struts, front and rear sway bars, chassis supports and cross-drilled brake rotors.
Outside, in addition to the Spec 1 features, Spec 2 adds a rear diffuser, RTR Rocker splitters, special rear deck-lid graphics and unique badges. The interior treatment is similar to Spec 1.
RTR says it is working to increase the number of Ford dealers that will carry the 2015 Mustang RTR in order to meet the growing demand.
"For the past couple years we have really focused on building relationships with the best dealers out there," said Gittin. "The dealers we have partnered with so far have been very happy with the RTR program and the overall reception Mustang RTRs receive in their dealerships. Excitement is very high around this next generation Ford Mustang."
RTR also notes that, for the first time, many of the components that make up the Spec 1 and Spec 2 packages will be available individually. Owners of 2015 Ford Mustangs will be able to order the parts through MustangRTR.com and AmericanMuscle.com.
Edmunds says: Buyers looking to add even more style and power to their 2015 Ford Mustangs will definitely want to take a look at the RTR packages.