Bidding has reached almost $800,000.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. is best known for burning rubber in his modified Ford Mustang RTR and the insane 1,400-hp Mustang Mach-E 1400. Given his close relationship with Ford, the two-time Formula Drift champion was granted the opportunity to buy a Ford GT.
Unlike John Cena, he didn't break the contract and flip it for a profit during the first two years of ownership. But now the time has come for Vaughn Gittin Jr. to pass on his Ford GT to a new owner. Listed for sale on Bring a Trailer, Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s 2018 Ford GT was originally purchased new from Bob Davidson Ford Lincoln of Baltimore, Maryland.
Despite looking relatively restrained, no expense was spared on Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s Ford GT. It's finished in a special Lead Foot Gray clor, which added an extra $30,000 to the sticker price. Optional carbon-fiber exterior accents were also added, costing an extra $15,000. Xpel paint-protection film was applied to protect the bodywork from the elements. The drifting champion's Ford GT rides on forged 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires sized 245/35 at the front and 325/30 at the rear. It was also specced with silver brake calipers and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes.
Inside, the interior features a Dark Energy theme with carbon fiber Sparco bucket seats finished in black Alcantara and ridged cloth. Alcantara trim is applied to the center console, door sills, and dashboard and optional six-point-harness anchors also feature.
Power is provided by a mid-mounted 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 producing 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque, sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Since it was new, Vaughn Gittin Jr has clocked just under 2,000 miles in the GT. In total, the drifting champion spent $61,250 on optional extras, bringing the retail price to $515,200.
At the time of writing, the highest bid is at $777,777 and there are still three days until the auction ends, so it's safe to say Vaughn Gittin Jr. will make a substantial profit selling his GT. We'll have to wait and see if it sells for seven figures, but it seems likely given that John Cena's infamous Ford GT fetched $1.36 million.