ON THE LIMIT

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Those of you with an in­ter­net con­nec­tion should have some idea of who Vaughn Git­tin Jr is.

We were for­tu­nate enough to fea­ture his in­sane ’69 Mus­tang RTR-X back in Is­sue No. 75, and ‘Fanga Dan’ Wool­house’s Roush Yates–pow­ered Mus­tang RTR Spec 5-D, fea­tured in Is­sue No. 156, was pre­vi­ously cam­paigned by the man him­self. But even if you don’t fol­low drift­ing, his tough Mus­tangs and crazy an­tics be­hind the wheel have made him some­what of a poster boy for the sport, and he’s the star of a pretty rad­i­cal video re­leased re­cently by Ford Per­for­mance. In the three-minute film, Vaughn drifts the en­tire Nür­bur­gring cir­cuit — with the ob­vi­ous ex­cep­tion of the mas­sive end straight — in his 900hp 2018 Ford Mus­tang RTR drift car. Now, be­fore you feel the need to dis­par­age the tech­ni­cal fea­si­bil­ity of this con­cept, don’t — the video was ob­vi­ously filmed over mul­ti­ple takes and many sets of rear tyres. And, aside from the clear pro­mo­tional value for both Ford Per­for­mance and Vaughn Git­tin Jr, it was also made for our view­ing plea­sure. So log in to your dial-up in­ter­net, have a browse, and en­joy three min­utes of a highly strung Roush Yates V8 at the right end of its rev range.

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