There's no car that has quite the demand among the customizing crowd than the Ford Mustang, the mainstay of tuning shops and chrome parts makers around the world. That makes it challenging for any one custom design to make a splash -- but drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s Mustang RTR package walks the fine line of dressing up the original muscle car without turning it into a show pony.
Offered as an add-on kit by dealers, the RTR includes a brace of suspension changes, interior bits and external graphics; buyers can also add a few power upgrades to the 5-liter V-8 that will take total output to 624 hp. (There's also a package for those who want to make their V-6 Mustangs look far meaner than they are in reality.)
Gittin launched the RTR line in 2009, and it has grown since to include 10 carbon-fiber bodied Mustang RTR-C models that cost $135,000 each. While prices for the 2013 edition of the kit weren't released, previous versions ran about $8,000 on top of the price of the car. It's a chunk of cash, but still affordable enough for many Mustang fans who want to stand out.