A long time ago, Walter Röhrl said that “good drivers have dead flies on the side windows”. An argument that makes sense after seeing Vaughn Gittin Jr. maneuver his RTR Spec 5-D Ford Mustang.
Gittin Jr. is an American, self-taught professional racing driver from Maryland, and he’s currently competing in Formula D. The Mustang RTR he drives weighs 2,800 lbs (1270 kg), has a 50/50 weight distribution, and it’s motivated by a 436 cubic-inch (7.1-litre) Ford Performance/Roush Yates-built engine that revs to 9000 RPM and develops more than 900 hp.
So, as you’d imagine, the car (as well as Vaughn) is more than happy to go sideways, as he once commented: “It’s crazy to think that I’m driving the equivalent of a 9-second drag racing car…. sideways.”
Recently, Vaughn Gittin Jr. got behind the wheel of his trusty Mustang and pushed it to the limit on the Formula 1 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, pulling a massive, continuous 3,200-foot (975-metre) drift in the process.
“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”, he said afterwards.
The entire happening can be seen in the video below.