Drifting, love it or hate it, is a finely honed and balletic skill. It’s an impressive demonstration of car control wherever you see it.
And this is a drift well worth seeing: Vaughn Gittin Jr and Ford have just set the benchmark for the ultimate drift challenge – all 13 miles of the famous Nürburgring, smoking and sideways in his Mustang.
It’s the sort of thing a group of young lads would speculate about on the playground. “Reckon you could drift the whole Nürburgring?” one would speculate. “No way!” the others would respond.
It’s that unbelievable, but Vaughn Gittin has taken his 900hp supercharged RTR Mustang for the hairiest lap of the Green Hell ever.
Lairy enough that the lap had to be split into sections. Why? One set of tyres was never going to last a whole sideways lap of the ‘Ring. In the end, a full three sets were sacrificed.
“Drifting the Nürburgring represents the ultimate challenge to me,” said Gittin Jr.
“It is something that many question whether it would be possible and whether the car and driver could do it and come out in one piece.
“Something inside of me had to take this on to find out.” And how…