The new toy of Vaughn Gittin Jr. for this year’s Formula Drift Championship is this Ford Mustang RTR MY2014. Weighing just 2,900 lbs. (1,315 kg), the Ford Mustang RTR delivers 845 horsepower, all decked out in the colors of Monster Energy and rests on 18-inch wheels.
The Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR is built by Autosport Dynamics. Its 845 hp engine is mated to a 4-speed dog-box transmission. The current Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. will make its debut with the new monster on the April 12-13 weekend in the first game of this year’s Formula Drift Championship in Long Beach, California.
“I’m really pumped on this years’ livery and overall aesthetics surrounding our efforts,” says Vaughn. “For the first time in my career, I have been able to start from a clean slate and get a bit crazy with the look of my car that I will be using for battle. Being that the Mustang is my weapon of choice out there on the track, the base of the livery was inspired from old battle ships that were covered with ‘dazzle camo’. From there, we added my XX5 (#25) logo and flag elements, along with some of my favorite colors and a little rock n’ roll to get a livery that I feel really portrays me. I look forward to giving it some real battle scars!”
“I couldn’t be happier to continue working with the team at ASD,” says Vaughn. “We have had great success over the past 5 years together and the word ‘team’ as I know it has been redefined around our new focused effort.”
“It is really crazy for me to look at my schedule for this year and realize all of the awesome that is about to go down all over the world behind the wheel of some badass Ford Mustangs,” adds Vaughn. “While I am pumped on all of the events we have chosen to participate in this year, I am especially excited about the opportunity to go visit some military bases and put smiles on the men and women’s faces that make me living my dream possible!”
VIDEO Monster Energy Nitto Tire 2014 Ford Mustang RTR
PHOTO GALLERY Monster Energy Nitto Tire 2014 Ford Mustang RTR and Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Ford Mustang RTR via vaughngittin.com