Vaughn Gittin Jr Brought Two Custom Ford Mustangs to the 2010 SEMA Show

 
 
Vaughn throwing it sideways leading Fredric Aasbo in Irwindale, CA
Vaughn throwing it sideways leading Fredric Aasbo in Irwindale, CA
2010 has been Vaughn's year. He won the 2010 Formula DRIFT season, got engaged to his girlfriend and now fiancée Abigail, and built and debuted the heavily anticipated RTR-X Mustang. The RTR-X Mustang as well as Vaughn's K&N Sponsored Monster Energy/Falken Tire Ford Racing Mustang were on display at SEMA and drew lots of attention throughout the entire show.
Vaughn's 2011 Mustang drift car in the Falken Tire booth at SEMA 2010.
Vaughn's 2011 Mustang drift car in the Falken Tire booth at SEMA 2010.


Vaughn drove a 2005 Mustang in the Formula DRIFT series prior to the 2011 beast of a ‘Stang that helped propel him to become the 2010 Formula DRIFT Champion. This 2011 Mustang is no ordinary pony by any means, and anyone who stopped by the Falken Tire booth this year at SEMA saw that first hand. An entirely carbon fiber body and Ford Racing 302 V8 motor give the machine a great power to weight ratio, and a full Tien suspension, Falken tires, and HRE wheels help to put that massive power to the ground.
The RTR-X had to have the floor raised 5 inches to get the car to sit that low
The RTR-X had to have the floor raised 5 inches to get the car to sit that low
And of course, K&N filters provide excellent filtration and flow for the air, oil, and breather systems on the Mustang. Vaughn's Mustang was one of the meanest sounding rides on the Formula DRIFT circuit and never failed to provide a great show for the fains.
Kinsler throttle bodies sticking up through the hood add a nice aggressive touch to the lines of the Mustang.
Kinsler throttle bodies sticking up through the hood add a nice aggressive touch to the lines of the Mustang.


While Vaughn's 2011 Mustang is definitely an impressive machine, the Need For Speed RTR-X Mustang was the ‘Stang to see at SEMA this year. The build story and build quality behind this car are epic to say the least. The RTR-X began as a '69 Mustang body from Dynacorn, received a custom Art Morrison sub-frame and control arms, and chassis work courtesy of the masters at Steen Chassis. The team incorporated a throw-back style cantilever rear suspension from Maier Racing, Watts rear linkage, JRI shocks, and Falken tires wrapped around Work Meister wheels.
Custom flared fender wells and rear spoiler help to give the RTR-X a sleek look.
Custom flared fender wells and rear spoiler help to give the RTR-X a sleek look.
All of this impressive suspension and tire work perfectly matched the MoTeC tuned Ford Racing Boss 302R V8 with custom Kinsler individual throttle bodies that the team put at the heart of the beast, which was mated to a Ford Racing Boss 302R1 six-speed transmission. K&N filters were used in each throttle body and the oil system. The performance of the RTR-X is exquisitely matched by the custom metal work done by Mark Delong out of San Diego, and the custom interior courtesy of Stitchcraft. The list goes on and on, and passersby the Ford booth at SEMA this year stopped dead in their tracks when they saw the beauty first hand. The attention to even the smallest of details is evident in every aspect of the RTR-X, and Vaughn and the people involved in the build of this piece of art definitely deserve every accolade they receive for bringing the concept into reality.

SEMA 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada was a phenomenal show and the custom builds only get better and more detailed as the years go by. Vaughn Gittin Jr. and the two Mustangs he brought to the show detail the nitty gritty, bare bones performance needed for racing as well as the beauty and artwork that can go hand-in-hand with that performance. The Need For Speed RTR-X has set the bar for custom retro Mustang concepts, and with imagination, passion, and dedication, who knows what road-ripping masterpieces will be unveiled at SEMA in 2011.

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