New 725hp Ford Mustang_RTR tries to out-batshit the Hoonicorn_RTR. Does it manage it?[Not a valid template]
Clearly Formula Drift’s Vaughn Gittin Jr isn’t letting fellow Monster-ite Ken Block nab all the headlines. Following the high profile unveil of the Hoonicorn_RTR, the Mustang RTR – the brainchild of that man Gittin – has now made its debut.
The new Mustang RTR is powered by the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 as used in the ’15 Stang on which the RTR is based (and which crankandpiston.com drove on its international launch). Power has been hoiking considerably however, up from 435hp to a barely comprehensible 725hp in the RTR ‘Spec 2’, top trumping the 707hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat as it does so. Hell, the Ford even leaves the Ferrari 458 Speciale, the McLaren 650S and even the Aventador quivering in its smokey wake. There’s also a 2.3-litre four-cylinder Ecoboost four-cylinder, which develops 305hp for the earth conscious amongst you.
In-keeping with the power, there’s also a muscle car-esque bodykit that simply leaks testerone. Check the front grille closely and you’ll notice silver detailing, plus a new splitter, skirt and diffuser combo, and a taller taillip spoiler. There’s also a new cold-air intake, adjustable suspension, stiffer anti-roll bars and some rather fetching ‘snowflake’ alloys.
Those of you reading this in the US and currently looking smug may want to holster the smugness though, since the Mustang and the batshit RTR derivative thereof will also be heading to Europe.
Source – Mustang_RTR