Pro Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. Shreds Nurburgring in Mustang
Gittin’s Mustang is the first car to intentionally drift all of the way around the 12.9-mile road course.
Earlier this year, the Ford Performance YouTube channel offered up a video of drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. sliding around the Nurburgring in a new F-150 Raptor. The reason for Gittin being in Germany was to attempt to drift all of the way around the legendary track in his Mustang RTR race car, but rain ruined that fun. Instead of trying to pilot a 900-horsepower race car around a long, wet track, he took to the ‘Ring in the surefooted Raptor, resulting in a cool video.
Since then, Gittin and his team headed back to the Nurburgring with the Ford Mustang RTR drift car and this time, Mother Nature cooperated. The biggest name in American drifting was able to take to the track with his monstrous muscle car and as planned, he drifted his way almost all of the way around the massive road course.
Drifting the Ring
The video above shows us 188 seconds of Vaughn Gittin Jr working his sideways magic in his Ford Mustang RTR race car. If you are familiar with the track and the record-setting lap times, you know that 188 seconds isn’t anywhere near enough time to show an entire lap. Instead, we get an array of clips of the 900-horsepower Mustang sliding and spinning around the world’s most famous road course.
From time to time, Gittin’s Mustang gets off of the track and into the dirt while at other times, the car soars through the air. For the most part, it appears as though Gittin did his best to literally drift all of the way around the 12.9-mile track, with the only exception being the long straightaway at the end of the lap.
When he gets to that point, the drift champ hammers down and races off into the sunset; perhaps in an effort to save the tires from what had to have been a good 10 to 12 minutes of endless abuse.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy.