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Ford Mustang RTR-C with carbon fibre everything, including wheels

Yesterday we showed you a mean Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 tune. From the blue corner we found this Autosport Dynamics Ford Mustang RTR-C, featuring new HRE carbon fibre wheels, and a full carbon fibre body conversion.

Yes, carbon fibre wheels. Alloy wheel specialist HRE has come up with a new allow wheel design incorporating carbon fibre rims; a perfectly fitting accessory to the carbon-fibre-bodied Autosport Dynamics Ford Mustang RTR-C.

The benefit of carbon fibre is its extreme strength over steel, and its very lightweight nature. Both of these traits add for the ultimate combination for optimum performance.

Called HRE CF40, the carbon fiber wheels measure 19 x 9.5 inch on the front and 20 x 11 inches on the rear, wrapped in 245 and 285 tyres, respectively. The width of the rear tread gives you an indication of the grunt up front.

Featuring a 5.0-litre Ford Racing supercharged V8 engine, power is rated at over 410kW (550hp). Autosport Dynamics has fit American Racing headers and Ford Racing FR500 mufflers to give it a distinct voice.

Other upgrades include Wilwood six-piston front, and four-piston rear brakes, an Exedy twin-plate racing clutch, a full in-car adjustable Tein coilover suspension system, and a Ford Racing Torsen LSD with a 3.73:1 final drive ratio.

As for the styling, Autosport Dynamics has fit a complete dry carbon body to the Mustang, including the roof, all body panels, and the front grille and rear diffuser. Weight savings haven’t been mentioned, but by the sounds of all that, you could expect a fairly significant reduction.

Inside is similarly themed, decked out in Sparco carbon fire seats, a Nardi steering wheel, and a custom leather seat-delete cover in place of the rear seat. There’s also an Autosport Dynamics harness bar and harnesses.

UPDATE:

PerformanceDrive contacted MustangRTR to ask about the weight savings. Vaughn Gittin Jr. said with the modifications, around 400 pounds (181kg) had been shaved from the Mustang’s weight. He also said the one-of-one car is for sale, with a price tag of US$150,000 (approximately AU$143,164). Not bad for a very unique and highly-kitted Mustang.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • lulz

    Any idea on it’s weight? and reduction from standard body?

    • PerformanceDrive

      Hi lulz,
      We are in the process of trying to find that out for you.
      We’ll update with details asap.
      Cheers,
      PD

    • PerformanceDrive

      Hi lulz,
      Around 181kg has been shaved from the Mustang’s weight. See updated article for more details.
      Cheers,
      PD