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Images from Vaughn Gittin Jr's 2016 film project titled 'Forever Drift'

Vaughn Gittin Jr and Mustang RTR introduce Forever Drift: A new video from Ford Performance

Oct 262016

Ever wondered what would happen if a World Championship winning drift racer was let loose on an F1 circuit with 750bhp at his disposal? Well, wonder no more. Just under a month ago, while checking out round nine of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Spain, Vaughn Gittin Jr was let loose on the Circuit de Barcelona-Cataluña armed with the latest incarnation of his epic Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR; the Spec 5-D.

Complete with 750bhp under his right foot, pumped out from the Vortech-supercharged SCT tuned Ford Performance Aluminator XS crate motor, Vaughn linked turn three and four of the famous track recording an epic 3,200-foot continuous tyre-smoking drift.

“After reviewing the circuit on paper I was a bit skeptical as to whether or not I was going to be able to carry enough speed out of turn 2 and maintain the momentum and wheel speed to link all of turn 3,” explained Vaughn Gittin Jr.  


“I certainly did not think that I would be able to make turns 3 and 4 one giant 3,200-foot right turn. Turn 3 is one of the longest turns on any racetrack in the world, and F1 cars attack it flat out. Thanks to massive grip generated by my Nitto NT555G2 tires coupled with the Mustang’s impressive dynamics, I was able to get the speed needed to pull it off. It was literally like I was drifting forever. I have never been at a sustained angle for that long in my 14-years of drifting.


“In order to link turn 3 to 4 I had to go over the curbing and use all of the available runoff. When I learned of the opportunity to join the FIA World Rallycross for drifting exhibitions during the event, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to get crazy on the epic Barcelona circuit. Between the huge triple-digit entry at turn 1, and the Forever Drift of turn 3 into turn 4, this is one my favorite experiences ever. I really hope everyone enjoys the fun and EPIC sound of the Aluminator XS screaming at redline through the fine tuning of our Magnaflow Muffler.”