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Vaughn Gittin Jr's RTR Team Thrashing on Wild 2015 F-150 SEMA 2014 Truck

Vaughn Gittin Jr’s RTR Team Thrashing on Wild 2015 F-150 SEMA Truck


Write up by Rick Jensen. Images from Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. is working feverishly on three SEMA 2014 projects including this on- and off-road Ford F-150, to be revealed at the upcoming 2014 show.

Gittin Jr. is well-known in the industry for his drifting prowess in the Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR—he’s won the most races in Formula Drift history, and has captured multiple World Drift Series Championships. But in 2010, he launched the RTR Mustangs, which were several dealer-installed Mustang GT performance and appearance packages. With unique, carbon fiber styling and supercharged, high-horsepower engines, the high-end RTR Stangs provided a fresh look in the saturated Mustang aftermarket.

And for the 2014 SEMA show, his Mustang RTR crew partnered with Kibbetech Offroad to create this modded 2015 EcoBoost. Suspension mods include Air Lift Performance air bags, and King Off-Road Racing shocks for 12 inches of sweet, sweet travel.

RECARO seats combine with Takata Racing harnesses to keep the rag-doll occupants from ejecting while the F-150 drifts, jumps and cruises. And on the outside, custom RTR‬ wheels live under bespoke, 6-inch-wide Auto Explosion Auto Body flares. Magnaflow adds a custom exhaust, Raptor Retrofit adds some custom lighting, and the entire rig is wrapped in XPEL stealth matte clear vinyl.

"I cannot wait to get behind the wheel of this thing!” Gittin exclaims. "We’d be happy to take ‘UltimateFunHaver’ out for a drive too,” we answer. Call us, Vaughn…

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Rick's a Turbo Buick and EFI GM nut who was born in Nebraska, then reborn on the mean streets of Queens, NYC. Spent high school and college wrenching and racing before moving to NYC and spending 13 years as the editor-in-chief, editor, and writer for some of America's best automotive magazines, websites, and ad agencies. Favorite moments include running low 10s in my Turbo Buick, Exposing GM's weak-assed early CTS-V drivetrains, road racing Corvettes and Camaros, and doing high-boost launches to make my kid laugh.
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