It was designed to compete in Drift motorsport and was first introduced in the 2010 SEMA Show.
The vehicle is powered by a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine and is equipped with a transmission from the 2011 Ford Mustang Boss 302 R1, an individual Kindler throttle body injection system and a MoTeC M800 ECU.
Need for Speed: World
The biggest advantage of the Mustang RTR-X is its powerful nitrous boost, which is comparable to other high-performance S Class cars. Its acceleration is somewhat lacking, since a 2012 Boss 302 equipped with the same parts is faster. Another notable trait of the RTR-X is a responsive steering which is suitable for high-speed cornering.
|Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating|
Team Need for Speed
|The Team Need for Speed style is an art director car that costs 5600. It was made available on October 14, 2011 following the 3rd Spot the Devs event.
|The Super Stock style is an unreleased Best in Class car.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The Mustang RTR-X appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a reward car with a B 1280 performance rating. It is gifted to the player after they have defeated Vaughn Gittin Jr in the Muscle Discipline.
Need for Speed: The Run
The Mustang RTR-X appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a tier 4 Team Need for Speed signature edition car. It is unlocked upon achieving a gold medal in all events of the Coastal Rush challenge series.
It has the lowest top speed (180 mph/290 km/h) and slowest acceleration time among its tier. However, it compensates these traits with great handling, although it's still prone to oversteer whilst exiting corners due to a "very difficult" handling rating.
- The RTR-X lacks its window decals in Need for Speed: World.