VAUGHN GITTIN JR DRIFTS THE ’RING

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The Green Hell has been hold­ing mo­tor­sport fans in its thrall for gen­er­a­tions – the im­pos­si­bly com­plex cir­cuit leg­en­dar­ily takes count­less laps to mas­ter, with its dozens upon dozens of cor­ners, crests and cam­bers. But for some en­thu­si­asts, it’s not about set­ting the fastest time… it’s about driv­ing the Nord­schleife in the most stylish fash­ion pos­si­ble.

We’re talk­ing about drift leg­end Vaughn Gittin Jr, who’s re­cently drifted the en­tire 12.9-mile cir­cuit – that’s right, ev­ery last yard of it – in his 900bhp Mus­tang RTR. “It’s about a good time, not a lap time,” he said, and you re­ally can’t ar­gue with that. He was still hit­ting 150mph at some points though, and redlin­ing sixth gear en­ter­ing some of the longer curves! Ab­so­lute hero. (It’s worth not­ing, how­ever, that Vaughn had spe­cial per­mis­sion to do this – drift­ing is for­bid­den at the ’Ring, and if you try this your­self you’ll get sent home very quickly…)

Check the full video of Vaughn in ac­tion at the 'Ring on our web­site, www. fast­ford­mag.co.uk

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