What else do you expect from the famous drifter?
Vaughn Gittin Jr. treated his mother to the best Mother's Day gift we've ever seen. While most of us bought flowers, bracelets, floral scarves, or scented candles, Gittin Jr gave his mom drifting lessons.
Naturally, he used the all-new 2024 Mustang GT and the Electronic Drift Brake feature he helped develop. It's one of the most excellent features of the new Stang, making drifting more accessible to everyone. This feature mimics the appearance of a traditional hydraulic handbrake, but it's controlled via electronics. In short, it lets you hang the tail out by yanking it upwards, and it gets the CarBuzz stamp of approval, especially now that we've seen how easy it is to use.
You see, Gittin Jr. doesn't just treat his mom to a sideways drive. He teaches her how to drift using the drift brake. Your mom may be cool, but she's not Dawn Gittin cool.
But the day wasn't just about the coolest mother since Stacy's mom. The Mustang's chief engineer, Laurie Transou, brought her daughter Claire along for the ride. Claire was also treated to some launching and drifting lessons from Gittin Jr., after which her own mother demonstrated another exceedingly cool feature called Line Lock. Burnouts have never been easier.
"One of the greatest joys of motherhood is teaching our children, sharing new experiences with them, and watching them grow. Mustang has the ability to make family bonds stronger by delivering fun experiences families can have together," said Transou. "Mustang has brought Vaughn together with his mom and me together with my daughter for an empowering and incredibly fun day."
The Line Lock and Launch Control features will be standard across the Mustang range, but the drift brake can only be added via the Performance Package. The package costs $5,000 and adds several other niceties like a Brembo braking system, heavy-duty front springs, unique chassis tuning, and model-specific software tweaks for the stability control, EPAS, and ABS systems. You can check it out on the new Mustang configurator.
Even if you add the package, the entry-level GT with the Coyote V8 comes in at just under $50,000, including destination charges. If you're wealthy, the car itself should be a decent Mother's Day gift. It's certainly better than a generic cup that says "Best Mom Ever."
We at CarBuzz would like to wish all the mothers out there a happy Mother's Day and express our eternal gratitude for all the love, advice, guidance, and unbridled belief that your sons and daughters are the best people ever to walk the earth, even if all they do is drive way too fast around corners and then write about it.
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