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Driving Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s 2017 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 2: Video

Earlier in the summer, The Smoking Tire‘s Matt Farah ventured to South Haven, Michigan to take part in Gridlife Midwest 2017 – a “first-of-its-kind” annual music and automotive festival hosted at GingerMan Raceway. He drove plenty on the track over the course of the four-day event, including this: Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s personal 2017 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 2.

The Ford Mustang RTR – or “Ready To Rock” – is Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s branded tuner car based on Ford’s Mustang pony car. The “Spec 2” model packs 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, thanks to a Ford Performance-tuned Coyote 5.0L, but the bulk of the focus was on the chassis. To that end, the Mustang RTR Spec 2 sits lower than a factory Mustang GT, thanks to a set of lowering springs, and features adjustable dampers, adjustable sway bars, and 20-inch Tech 7 wheels with Nitto tires.

This being Vaughn Gittin Jr.‘s personal car, the suspension has been dialed-in to just where the pro Formula D competitor likes it. But is that enough to satisfy the discerning Matt Farah? Watch the latest episode of The Smoking Tire‘s “One Take” above to find out. Farah’s Mustang RTR commentary comes just after he gets through a sales pitch for a great new gonad-drying powder he’s discovered, or something.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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