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Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR Spec 5 R/C Mustang: HPI Racing releases an all new radio controlled S550 Mustang
Like any proud Ford fanatic, we have a huge collection of diecast Mustangs, R/C Mustangs, Mustang posters, pens, hats, and collectible bits that easily fill a spare bedroom (or two!). From vintage Mustang diecast cars to old dealer displays it’s truly amazing to view some of these collections, as often we find something new that we’ve not seen before. Some people we know even have whole garages or shops full of collectibles and memorabilia. We’re not there yet, but not for lack of trying!
One of the more fun items to add to any collection is a radio controlled Mustang. Sure, you can find some basic R/C Mustangs at the big box stores, but for just a few bucks more you can step up to a true hobby grade R/C car like the HPI Racing S550 Mustang seen here. The really cool aspect of hobby grade cars like these is that, just like your real Mustang, you can upgrade the performance, handling, and styling (and it costs a lot less than doing it to your real Mustang too!). From Mustang bodies, performance wheels and tires, sway bars and shocks, to high-output motors, upgrading one of these is half the fun!
The latest radio controlled Mustang to drop from HPI Racing’s fleet of Mustang offerings is Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR Spec 5 concept Mustang, which debuted at the 2014 SEMA show and has been all over the world doing drifting demos at major events. HPI Racing’s version is true to the real thing with a custom body that features all of the RTR Spec 5 features, including front splitter, bolt-on fender flares, and of course Vaughn’s signature green HRE Tech 7 wheels. Under the “hood” is an all new chassis from HPI Racing called the RS4 Sport 3. The RS4 Sport 3’s design includes full-time shaft-driven 4WD for awesome handling with double wishbone suspension and real oil-filled coilover shocks. Metal geared differential easily handle the stock electric motor or high-output brushless motors and the electronics are waterproof for all-day go-anywhere fun. Check out the details in the following photographs!