RTR has abandoned the venerable Mustang in favor of the 2019 Ford F-150.
Well, not really. You can still get an RTR-tuned Mustang with various levels of insanity under the hood. But Not everyone needs a Mustang with gajillion horsepower and the ability to drift 4-leaf clovers into a highway like Vaughn Gittin Jr. Some people just want a cool, everyday pickup truck, and RTR is here for those people too.
The 2019 Ford F-150 added a lot of nice new features to the best-selling pickup, but what it didn’t add was styling. That’s what RTR provides first with a completely new, custom grille. A dark bar crosses the middle with a subtle RTR logo, while inside the mesh is a pair of LED lights that seem to have taken a page out of Rivian’s playbook with the R1T electric pickup.
It still has the standard F-150 headlights beside it, which can be a little confusing to look at head-on.
That grille is more than just for show, too. It also increases airflow to the radiator helping to keep the F-150 cool on a hot day or when towing your RTR Mustang Spec 3 to the drift track.
Underneath is a new skid plate that RTR calls a “Tactical Skid Plate.” We’re not sure what’s so tactical about it. Perhaps The Troops can all sit beneath the F-150 and discuss battle plans or old war stories, or maybe it’s strong enough to deflect an IED blast. RTR assures us that it will protect the front bumper and delicate engine components, so there’s that at least.
Now for the actual performance upgrades, starting with a set of Fox 2.0 coilovers that "provide a comfortable on-road ride and predictable off-road handling in even the toughest conditions." A set of 20-inch RTR Tech 6 wheels are covered in 295/55R20 Nitto Ridge Grappler tires for off-road performance, while a Ford Performance cat-back exhaust plays the V8’s siren song.
Assuming you get the V8 F-150, that is.
New floor mats, RTR badges, a serialized plaque, and big black fenders complete the look.
The RTR F-150 starts at $12,750 on top of the price of a new F-150. Available now wherever fine Ford products are sold.