Ford And RTR Reveals All-New Mustang Formula Drift Competition Vehicles

By Carprices TeamApril 3rd 2023
Ford And RTR Reveals All-New Mustang Formula Drift Competition Vehicles

Ford motors, RTR vehicles and Vaughn Gittin Jr have revealed the all-new Formula Drift Spec 5-FD competition Mustang, the drifting pony shares its DNA with the latest seventh-generation 2024 Ford Mustang.

Ford Performance and RTR team came together and developed three new Mustang RTR Spec 5-FDs based on the 2024 Mustang production car. The Formula Drift Mustang has undergone significant improvements, including advanced suspension development and an output boost to over 1,300 horsepower, making it the most significant improvement of the car in years.

Also, after a year away from the sport, two-time Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. announced his return to Formula Drift Competition. Vaughn Gittin alongside RTR Drift team members Chelsea DeNofa, Adam LZ and three-time champion James Deane will be driving the brand-new Formula Drift Mustang at the 2023 Formula Drift Season.

Gittin's Mustang drift features literally an otherworldly livery since it was inspired by images from the James Webb Space Telescope.

Vaughn Gittin said, “We took the badass styling, technology, and overall progression of the new Mustang as inspiration to develop our new Mustang RTRs for Formula Drift. The result is the best looking and best performing Mustang RTRs that we have ever created, and they are so fun to drive!”

All-New Mustang Competition-Inspired Electronic Drift Brake

Watching professional drifting is not the only source of excitement. Ford and RTR have collaborated to create a ground-breaking electronic drift brake for the 2024 Mustang, which is a first-of-its-kind feature in this vehicle segment.