Because there’s an epic one about to come up for sale at Barett-Jackson’s 2017 Northeast Auction next month in Connecticut.
In 2010, Ford Performance and Vaughn Gittin Jr. introduced the world to Ready To Rock Mustangs, offering bolt-on styling and performance upgrades inspired by Japanese drift culture through your local Ford dealer.
Since then, Gittin’s RTR brand has been involved in several wild custom builds like the company’s own ’69 RTR-X, a functional Need For Speed concept, or Ken Block’s infamous AWD Hoonicorn RTR Mustang.
But before any of those cars came the original RTR-C.
The one-of-one concept was a handbuilt halo car which launched the RTR brand during the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Starting with a basic 2010 Ford Mustang GT, every single exterior body panel was removed and replaced with the same top-quality carbon fiber bodywork used on Gittin’s Formula Drift competition cars, helping the car shed 500 lbs from its curb weight. Melting even more fat were a set of $25,000 HRE carbon-fiber wheels.
Mechanically, the car is nearly indistinguishable from a stock GT, crowning the 4.6-liter V8 is a Ford Racing supercharger which bumps output to 550 hp, there’s also a Ford Racing 3.73 axle package and a Ford Racing Torsen limited-slip differential.
Other goodies include 1-3/4″ American Racing headers with 3″ X-pipe, Bosch Platinum Plus spark plugs and Ford Racing FR500s mufflers.
Chassis upgrades include Ford Racing front and rear anti-roll bars, Autosport Dynamics rear control arms, Autosport Dynamics panhard link, 6-piston front brake kit, 4-piston rear brake kit and TEIN in-car dampening adjustable coilovers.
The interior was given custom Sparco RTR seats, harness and harness bar, leather upholstered rear seat delete and backlit door sill plates.
According to Barrett-Jackson the car will cross the block without a reserve, how much do you think it will sell for?