Vaughn Gittin Jr Drifts All 13 Miles Of The Nurburgring

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Yes, there's an awesome video to prove it.

There's a way to drive around a race track. It's called the “racing line,” and it represents the fastest way in and out of every corner and down every straight. That goes double at the Nürburgring, where you need to hit every apex and crest every rise just right to make it around the circuit in any less than ten minutes. But someone apparently forgot to tell that to Vaughn Gittin, Jr.

The veteran drift master brought his Ford Mustang RTR to the Green Hell and got special dispensation to drift the entire circuit – something that's not usually allowed.

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In fact Ford Performance says this is the first time it's ever been done, which is quite a claim considering that the track opened the better part of a century ago. Fortunately Gittin and Ford brought plenty of cameras along to capture the action. In fact they destroyed a drone in filming this three-minute clip, and put six microphones in the car to record the sound.

And good thing they did, considering the car that Gittin was driving. His Mustang RTR packs a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 (called the Ford Aluminator XS) kicking out as much as 900 horsepower.

It also has 65 degrees of steering lock to give Vaughn more than just a “dab of oppo,” and he used three sets of Nitto tires to complete the full lap. Needless to say, then, that he wasn't out to set any records for time, but he did reach nearly 150 mph along the way, limited only by the drift car's short gearing.

“I did not know the ‘Green Hell’ nearly as well as I thought I did. Everything changes when you’re going sideways at those speeds,” said Gittin. “I was out of my comfort zone for the majority of the hot laps.”

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