If you own a Ford Mustang and want to enhance that iconic muscle car, RTR Vehicles is confirmed for distribution in South Africa. Here's how much you can expect to pay for the hardcore Mustang conversion, plus what the tuning packages entail.
The Ford Mustang with its 5.0-litre V8 is a fun performance offering. Not only does it look the part, but there's some big American muscle under the hood. In its current iteration, there's 331 kW and 529 Nm - plenty of performance for most people. What if you wanted more though? If you've spent some time online, you will have lusted after the absolute beasts being offered Stateside and wondered if there was a chance you could get such in South Africa.
Performance Centre in Pretoria is a Ford-approved distributor of Ford Performance parts and has been given the rights to sell RTR Mustang conversion kits in SA. If you're not aware of RTR Vehicles, its a performance brand owned by muscle car guru Vaughn Gittin Jr. “I’m excited to announce that we have partnered with Performance Centre in South Africa, to be our exclusive RTR vehicles distributor in the country. This means that all of our turn-key Mustangs, as well as all of our aftermarket parts, can now be purchased through the crew at the Performance Centre,” says Gittin Jr.
The RTR Vehicles Series 1 Mustang was developed by Ford Performance and RTR and looks to be quite a weapon. Claimed to focus on 'precise street performance, intense agility on the track as well as a driver-centric experience', the RTR Vehicles Series 1 Mustang has been substantially upgraded.
The suspension has been thoroughly reworked, with Ford Performance adjustable sway bars and the installation of the Track Handling Pack, which lowers the car by around 25 mm. Of course there's a big power upgrade too, with a Ford Performance supercharger on the 5.0-litre V8, which pushes power up to 529 kW and 820 Nm.
Visually, there are new wheels as well as custom lighting like the cool daytime running lights in the grille as well as some aerodynamic wings and other bodywork. If you own the 2.3-litre Mustang, fear not as you can get all the visual accessories too. However, the supercharger is exclusive to the 5.0-litre V8.
Ford Mustang RTR Upgrades
- Ford Performance Track Handling Pack
- Ford Performance Hood Struts
- Ford Performance Aluminium Strut Tower Brace
- Ford Performance 19"x 9.5" Front and 19”x10" Rear Wheels
- Ford Performance 529kW Supercharger (5.0L only)
- Ford Performance Intake Manifold with Software (5.0L only)
- RTR Windshield Banner
- RTR Upper and Lower Grille with LED's
- RTR Front Splitter
- RTR Rocker Splitters
- Rear Quarter Splitters
- RTR Gurney Flap
- RTR Rear Diffuser
- RTR Powered by Ford Performance Deck Lid Trim Panel with Badges
- RTR Fender Badges
- RTR Body Graphics
- RTR Logo Centre Caps Black PVD Lug Nuts
- RTR Puddle Lamps
- Serialised Illuminated Sill Plates
- Serialised Dash Plaque Radiator Cover with Serialized Badge
- RTR Embroidered Floor Mats
- Certificate of Authenticity
Ford Mustang RTR Price in South Africa (September 2020)
The below conversion costs include installation and VAT.
2.3 Mustang R280 000
5.0 Mustang GT R280 000
5.0 Mustang GT plus Ford Performance Supercharger R565 000