Ford Announces 2011 Mustang RTR Package

Ford has unveiled a new dealer-installed package for the 2011 Mustang. Dubbed the RTR, the package was jointly-developed with Vaughn Gittin Jr. – the driver of the Monster Energy/Falken Tire Mustang GT in the Formula Drift series.

Vaughn Donald Gittin, Jr. (born September 20, 1980), commonly known as JR, is an American self-taught professional drifter from Annapolis, Maryland who currently competes in the Formula D series in his 2010 Falken Tire Ford Racing Mustang. When he’s not competing, Vaughn performs drifting demonstrations for Ford in his personal 2010 Ford Mustang at events all over the nation. He also performs drifting demonstrations worldwide with his fellow members of Drift Alliance.

Drifting refers to a driving technique and to a motor sport involving the use of the technique. A car is said to be drifting when the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle, and the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn (e.g. car is turning left, wheels are pointed right), and the driver is controlling these factors. As a motor sport drifting is constantly gaining in popularity, now with professional competitions across the globe.

Sponsors for different drivers include Monster Energy Drink and Red Bull — kinda figures. And now we know what drifting is.

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Ford announces 2011 Mustang RTR package by drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr.