I could be wrong, but I think there’s a pretty stereotypical checklist of items you need to complete in order to be considered manly. An affinity for meat. A thirst for whiskey. A love of going outdoors. Flannel. Ron Swanson stuff—and stuff I can generally get behind. But this new RTR truck concept? I dunno.
When my coworker Jason drove a 2017 Ford Mustang RTR—a dealer-installed upgrade kit for Ford’s pony car—he called it “the most rational way to own a complete lunatic car.” But he wasn’t driving the most powerful “Spec 3" model, which, for 2018, is going make over 700 horsepower. And still come with a warranty. Now …
To make certain Toyota's new SEMA project truck — the Tacoma X-Runner RTR — lives up to its "Ready to Race" name, ToMoCo engineers slipped the full-size Tundra's 5.7-liter V8 under the hood. Beige sure ain't bitin' this pickup. [PickupTrucks]
Legislators in Massachusetts have introduced a "right to repair" bill forcing automakers to publish repair and diagnostic software reserved for dealerships, so you and your local mechanic have access. Sound like common sense? Predictably, manufactures are fighting to kill it.
Drift-master Vaughn Gittin Jr. has build an all carbon fiber-body, 550 HP monster called the Mustang RTR-C, debuting at SEMA. Since it turned out so well, he's decided to sell ten to the public — for $135,000 each.
Today we received an interesting little press release in our mailbox announcing auto manufacturing newcomer FortuneSport and their intent to produce high-performance, ultra-lightweight sports cars in short order. They claim the FortuneSport Rt.R, a race spec, 515 HP V8-powered, semi-monocoque, mid-engine sports car…