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Oct 31

Ford Transit customs ready to work for SEMA

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Ford Transit Vegas Off-Road Experience Transit

Ford Designed Travel TransitFord's booth at the SEMA Show this year looks to have two, big themes. The Blue Oval is bringing over a dozen takes on the 2015 Mustang to the event, and it's now also announcing five customized versions on the 2015 Transit to join the modded pony cars. Each of the vans shows off a different use for the spacious commercial vehicle, from plush luxury to offroad ruggedness.

You probably don't think of the Transit as hitting the trails, but that's just what the take on the design from the Vegas Off-Road Experience (pictured above) is for. The company gives people the opportunity to drive a desert race truck, and this custom is meant to drive them to events. It should be able to take on the terrain a little better with off-road wheels and tires and fender flares, but inside passengers get serious luxury thanks to a 60-inch LED TV and video game systems.

Alternatively the blazing red Designed Travel Transit (right) is all about long road trips. The interior features four captain's chairs with heating, cooling and massage functions, and there's a 4K 50-inch TV to watch. For a touch of added class, the floor is made from hickory.

Ford Formula DRIFT TransitFormula Drift is going purely for function with its Transit (left). It's meant to be a support vehicle during competitions, and the interior is packed with fire and safety equipment, plus a Kawasaki Mule support vehicle. The series actually plans to use this custom during events next year.

Detroit Custom Coach wanted a vehicle for VIP travel in the city. It seats eight and features a cocktail bar, wood floor and TVs inside.

Finally, Galpin Auto Sports is displaying its Transit Skyliner yet again. It's basically the ultimate in luxury cruising with four captain's chairs, a bar and a 52-inch retractable movie screen with 7.2 surround system. There's even matching luggage. Scroll down to read all of the details about this quintet of customs in Ford's official press release.

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Oct 31

FIRST LOOK: 2015 Mustang RTR Spec II

Our friend Vaughn Gittin Jr. has been hard at work in the off-season working on the new 2015 Mustang RTR Spec II and it looks amazing!

UPDATE: Pictures and more details on the 2015 RTR Mustang

UPDATE: 2015 Mustang RTR Spec 5 Pics

As the Las Vegas SEMA show draws closer and closer the global reveal date for the 2015 Mustang RTR Spec II comes closer with it. AmericanMuscle is here to bring you the first glimpse of the brand new 2015 RTR Mustang and our immediate first impression is WOW.

We have been following this Mustang closely since August, when the RTR was revealed at the 2014 AmericanMuscle Car Show. Just yesterday we got to see some spy footage of the 2015 RTR Mustang tandem drifting, and now we have these amazing teaser shots.

On 11/3/14, the Spec II Mustang RTR will be unveiled and we can not wait to see this thing in person. This S550 RTR Mustang will be coming to authorized Ford dealers in January, but until then, take a moment to appreciate this brand new generation of Mustang that is Ready To Rock.

Be sure to check back frequently for updates on the Mustang RTR!

Oct 30

SPY VIDEO: Two 2015 Mustang RTRs Drifting!

World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. has been caught on video destroying a set of tires on the 2015 Mustang RTR while doing some glorious drifting. Vaughn Gittin Jr. has been throwing Mustangs around turns in a mix of tire smoke and exhaust noise for years now and is continuing to do so with the newest generation of the Mustang, the S550. With his own line of specialty Mustangs dubbed “RTR” or Ready To Rock, Vaughn is bringing his signature style and performance to the 2015 Mustang.

Back at the AmericanMuscle 2014 car show, Vaughn gave us a glimpse of his 2015 Mustang RTR, which continues the legacy of the drift-inspired Mustang. As the SEMA Show in Las Vegas is just a few days away, more and more sneak peaks of cars have been leaking out, with the most recent being the 2015 Mustang RTR in action.

2015 Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept

We captured spy footage from a remote testing ground of Vaughn putting the 2015 RTR through the paces by doing some sick drifting/donuts. Adding a cherry on top is that another 2015 RTR is added into the mix for some tandem drifting action.

2015 Mustang RTR Spec II

The Mustangs in the video are the 2015 RTR Spec II and the RTR Spec 5 concept. As for the specifics on the vehicles, we are uncertain as to what exactly this two new RTR models have done to them; however, do know that Vaughn being the hardcore performance enthusiast that he is, they are going to be a nice step up over the stock 2015 Mustang GT and will offer a lot of fun for a reasonable cost.

Stay tuned as we will be constantly bringing you updates from SEMA as they happen, which will include getting the full scoop on these hot new 2015 RTR Mustangs. The 2015 Mustang RTR will be available this January at authorized RTR Ford Dealerships which can be found on mustangrtr.com. If you are just looking to upgrade your 2015 Mustang with RTR parts, AmericanMuscle will be your exclusive supplier and have parts available in January.

 

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