World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. knows a thing or two about setting up Mustangs for optimized handling, and his Mustang RTR series cars have been available at select Ford dealers since 2010.

Through 2012, Mustang RTR models were largely limited to appearance and suspension upgrades, with no significant performance gains available as part of the package. That changes for 2013, and the Mustang RTR will now come in Spec 1 and Spec 2 variants.

Spec 1 is really targeted to Mustang (and Vaughn Gittin Jr.) fans on a budget. The $6,250 suggested retail price includes an RTR body kit (less the rear diffuser, RTR rocker splitters and deck lid badging), a one-inch suspension drop via Ford Racing springs and an RTR muffler.

The Spec 1 kit can be installed on both V-6 and V-8 Mustangs, and RTR striping can be added to the package to make the car look more like its over-achieving brother.

The Spec 2 kit, for V-8 Mustangs only, includes the complete RTR body kit, a Ford Racing tune, Ford Racing adjustable shocks, a 1 or 1.5-inch suspension drop, RTR four-way adjustable front and rear roll bars, RTR adjustable panhard bar, RTR chassis brace and an RTR muffler.

The base price of the Spec 2 kit is $11,995, but buyers can also opt for a Ford Racing supercharger (at an additional cost) that boosts output to either 525 or 624 horsepower.

Those wanting a Mustang RTR for the track will soon be able to buy the Mustang RTR “Track Slayer,” which includes further suspension modifications to improve handling at the expense of ride comfort. Expect to see details on the “Track Slayer” Mustang in the coming weeks.

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