You’re aware, I’m sure, of the Ford Mustang RTR—a Mustang with a dealer-installed upgrade kit that can make a good 700 horsepower. Now RTR is at it again, but this time it’s beefing up the Ford F-150. And y’all, this might be the truck that turns me into a serious off-roading man.
I’m not kidding! I don’t do much off-roading myself, but I hear it’s all in the accessories and the big, beef-boy truck you roll up with. Since the very silly Muscle Truck concept from 2017 never made it to production, I’m just going to have to deal. This 2019 F-150 RTR isn’t that... but I can always pretend!
The package will be available on all F-150 trim levels except the for the Raptor, according to an emailed press release. Mods include a Fox coilover and shock package and a performance cat-back sport exhaust. You can’t necessarily see these from where you’re standing, but it’s important that I know they’re there so I can tell you about them.
Custom, 20-inch off-road wheels are also included, wearing Nitto Ridge Grapplers. These are tires no doubt made for scaling puny hills such as Everest and I am confident in their abilities.
From the outside, RTR gives me a whole lot of black trim, which I have been conditioned to believe is the color of trim that means business. There’s a new upper grille, LED lighting, more aggressive fender flares that the company shamelessly claims are for “[catching] the rocks and mud RTR expects its owners to toss in the air,” a fat front skid plate and some unique graphics.
It does not appear that there are any power upgrades (beyond the exhaust, I guess), but trust me: You don’t need them. True power comes from the heart.
The RTR package starts at $12,750. I can hear the siren song of the great off-road calling to me now.