Ford dips into the RTR lineup of vehicles to give a little flair to its Performance Pack 1 equipped cars.
If you’re looking for a way to get your Ford Mustang to look like a bonafide drifter on the streets without all the hassle of actually building a drift car, get in line. As per Ford Performance in an official press release they dropped earlier today (Oct. 29,2018) their Series 1 Mustang RTR powered by Ford Performance takes a regular Mustang equipped with a Performance Pack 1 already installed and adds drift-inspired styling flair that should get you plenty of attention as you drive through your next Formula D or Drift Pro-Am parking lot event you attend. Check out what this Series 1 Mustang RTR package looks like below.
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First, there will only be 500 of these Series 1 Mustang RTR packages offered so while you can presumably piece the kit together yourself, you won’t get it all at one time with the serialized badge that this kit comes with.
Performance Pack 1 (or PP1 as it’s called in the catalog) is already a nice upgrade above stock for a 2019 Ford Mustang. You get an aggressive set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires, Brembos all around, and suspension tweaks to help your Mustang brake and handle better than a regular GT.
On top of that, as per the Ford Press release, you get,
- Staggered wheel and tire package – 19 x 9.5-inch front and 19 x 10-inch rear
- Performance Pack 1 spoiler with RTR Gurney flap
- RTR grill with lighting, body and aerodynamics packages, and graphics that signal the car’s performance motives
- RTR fender badges, floor mats, shift knob and puddle lamps for even more custom touch
- RTR Powered by Ford Performance deck lid trim panel badging and radiator cover badge
- Serialized dash plaque, illuminated RTR Powered by Ford Performance sill plates and certificate of authenticity
I particularly like the look of this particular aero kit, specifically the lighting package for the nose up front. I’ll be able to ID this particular RTR aero package from a mile away at night for sure.
Given the right suspension mods, this Series 1 Mustang RTR is probably a good platform to start from if you ACTUALLY want to go drifting.
For everyone else who does get this package, please don’t swing it on the streets at the next sideshow. If you do, make sure it’s in the middle of nowhere, where the only person you can hurt is yourself.