Real Wheels: This Mustang ‘Ready to Rock;’ Elida man’s car is one of only 10 built

ELIDA – Joe Jones wanted something totally different. A car that nobody had.

He got that, and more, when he purchased a 10th anniversary edition of the 2021 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5.

Only 10 of the vehicles were built.

The RTR designation – which stands for “Ready to Rock” – says it all for this Mustang.

It is equipped with a supercharger kit that produces 750 horsepower, 670 pounds of torque, and can hit speeds of 165 miles per hour.

“It will move … That it will,” the 51-year-old Jones said.

He gets a lot of attention when he takes the Mustang out for a drive. “I’ve seen people nearly break their necks to see it when I drive by,” Jones said.

Ford re-sprayed the Mustang RTR with Ford’s special lead-foot gray paint. The car also features accents of white paint. Jones’ Mustang RTR sits on a wide body wheel base and has 20-inch rims. Noise from the exhaust can be controlled to run quietly or roar loudly with a display of power.

The car’s interior is set off by high-end kain leather skin upholstery.

Jones special-ordered the Mustang RTR after seeing it on the internet. It came with a price tag of $107,000.

“It was built in 2021, but not ready for delivery until June of 2022,” said Jones. It currently has about 4,000 miles on it.

The Mustang RTR is the first sports car Jones has owned. It is no accident he chose a Ford. Both he and his wife of 31 years, Mary, grew up in Ford households. Their fathers, Ronald E. Jones Sr. and Alan Motter, both worked at the Lima Ford Engine Plant.

Joe Jones has already won a handful of honors at car shows. He’s even received a thumbs-up from a die-hard Chevrolet fan, he said.

“I get a smile on my face when I drive it down the road,” Jones said of his car. “It’s like an amusement park ride. You punch it, and it will set you back in your seat.”


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