The Bosch Iriduim Edition Mustang RTR custom-built by Vaughn Gittin Jr. and the RTR team

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 2, 2011) Mustang RTR and Bosch has announced that James Casity Sr. from Stockton, California, won the one-of-a-kind 2011 Ford Mustang RTR Grand Prize in the exciting Bosch Iridium Edition Mustang RTR Sweepstakes. 2010 Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. presented Casity with the Mustang in a ceremony at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

“It was very flattering that Bosch, an innovative forward-thinking industry leader that has been in business for over 125 years, chose RTR to build the car that represents their very powerful new Iridium Spark plugs,” said Vaughn. “The entire RTR team has been very excited about this project since it started. The opportunity to build a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang RTR to giveaway to a lucky winner is something we were pumped to make happen. The ear-to-ear smile on James’ face when I handed him the keys of his Bosch Iridium Edition Mustang RTR made all the hard work well worth it.”

Vaughn presented the Mustang to Casity at the Bosch exhibit Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2011. Custom-built by Gittin and the RTR team at Classic Design Concepts, the Iridium Edition Mustang RTR is not only a new-generation of Ford Mustang, but is powered by a new-generation of Bosch Iridium spark plugs as well.

The Bosch Iridium Edition Mustang RTR is a one-of-a-kind 2011 Ford Mustang designed by Vaughn Gittin Jr., who is one of the best-known and most successful competitors in the Formula Drift Championship. After competing in motocross as a teen, he started his drifting career in 2004, placed first in the D1 Grand Prix America versus Japan competition the following year, won the 2007 World Championship and continued his successes, ultimately winning the 2010 Formula Drift Championship.

“We’re pleased to have these new spark plugs powering Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s drifting cars, and excited to have Vaughn give away the Iridium Edition Mustang RTR to the sweepstakes winner in our booth at AAPEX this year,” said Pam Krebs, Director of Advertising and Sales Promotion for Bosch.

“Drifting is a sport that places extreme demands on engines in a very short period of time, so spark plugs and other engine components must be rugged enough to withstand such abuse, and at the same time, be able to provide tens of thousands of miles of everyday use in normal street cars. Our new Bosch Iridium spark plugs are up to both tasks,” added Krebs.

Winner of the Iriduim Edition Mustang RTR, James Casity, and Vaughn Gittin Jr.

The one-off Bosch Iridium Mustang RTR, valued at $50,000, includes the Mustang RTR appearance and performance package consisting of the RTR front splitter, rocker splitters, RTR rear diffuser and stamped aluminum rear spoiler, Ford Racing shocks, Ford Racing calibration, Ford Racing mufflers, and cross-drilled/slotted rotors.

Vaughn uses Bosch spark plugs, fuel injectors, alternators, and even wiper blades on his competition cars as well as the custom cars he designs and builds. So he was a natural choice to develop and oversee production of the Bosch Iridium Edition Mustang RTR, built off the extraordinary Mustang RTR platform that is available at select Ford dealers.

The one-of-a-kind Bosch Iridium Edition Mustang RTR also includes custom HRE P40S wheels wrapped in Falken Tires, a carbon fiber roof, hood and deck lid, custom BASF paint, custom one-off badging inside and out and, of course, Bosch Iridium spark plugs which offer the fire power needed to keep the tires lit up!

“A huge thanks to all of our partners,” finalized Vaughn, “Ford, Classic Design Concepts, HRE Wheels, Falken Tire, BASF, Ford Racing, and of course, Bosch Autoparts, whom made this project possible; it was a true team effort and we at RTR couldn’t be happier with the results!”

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Press Contact:
Abigail Baker, Vaughn Gittin Jr. Motorsports

About Mustang RTR:

Mustang RTR is the brainchild of World Champion Drifter and Mustang spokesman Vaughn Gittin Jr. His dream was to introduce something new to the Mustang world that appeals to not only to younger generations, but to car enthusiasts as a whole, as well as any traditional muscle-car enthusiast. The Mustang RTR takes the best of multiple automotive cultures and tastefully meshes them together into a final product that most anyone should be able to appreciate immediately and see themselves behind the wheel of – whether they are trashing a set of tires, blasting a straight, carving some turns, linking a section on the drift circuit, or simply just cruising along with their better half.

Vaughn has successfully made his dream a reality with the Mustang RTR. This new generation brand of Mustang that comes in the form of a dealer-installed package will be available in select Ford dealerships April of 2010. The Mustang RTR is fully-supported and endorsed by Ford Motor Company, Ford Racing, and the Mustang team. The package was designed and manufactured in partnership with Classic Design Concepts. CDC is a Michigan-based automotive company that has an unprecedented reputation for quality and style. Their warranty track record and customer service is paramount. 

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About Bosch:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of $62.7 billion (47.3 billion euros) in fiscal 2010. For 2011, the company forecasts sales of more than $70 billion (50 billion euros) and a headcount of 300,000 by the end of the year. For 2011, the company forecasts sales of more than $70 billion (50 billion euros) and a headcount of 300,000 by the end of the year. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent approximately $5 billion (3.8 billion euros) for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. 

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare and software innovations. Having established a regional presence in North America in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,000 associates in more than 100 locations, with reported sales of $8.8 billion in fiscal 2010.

In 2011, Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary as well as the 150th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Robert Bosch. For more information, visit