My foot’s jammed down on the pedal that tells the 460 horses to get going, and I’ve been in this thing trying to manage a basic, drifty donut. While I’m making plenty of tire smoke, I’m failing miserably. Still, this may be the most fun I’ve had failing at anything, because failing in the Mustang RTR is almost more…
Vaughn Gittin, Jr. is a professional drifting champion. The Ford Mustang is a muscle car that is built in Flat Rock, Michigan.
Race cars are built for the track, so it's no surprise that an American Iron Mustang is going to be faster than Vaughn Gittin Jr's drift car. Race cars, though, are always built with restrictions, so how much faster can it be?
Vaughn Gittin's a champion drifter who runs around town in a drift-prepped Mustang and therefore has to constantly fight the urge to just let loose hoonage in sponsor-provided parking lots. Like a Carl's Jr. Just watch out for the guy in the big yellow... oh crap!
Drift-master Vaughn Gittin Jr. has build an all carbon fiber-body, 550 HP monster called the Mustang RTR-C, debuting at SEMA. Since it turned out so well, he's decided to sell ten to the public — for $135,000 each.
We caught up with professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and had him walk us around his Ford Mustang to show us what makes his trick drift car tick. Not only did we get a close-up look at the machine, he even took us for a quick spin around some cones conveniently placed in the parking lot. This was our second time…