Le célèbre circuit Nürburgring est le terrain de la vitesse et du record du temps au tour, habituellement. Mais, cela n’a pas empêché Ford Performance et le pilote Vaughn Gittin Jr. de transformer le surnommé Green Hell en drifting Paradise. Ainsi, Vaughn Gittin Jr devient le premier pilote à drifter sur les 20,7 km du Nürburgring Nordschleife. Sa voiture de choix pour cette entreprise est la Ford Mustang RTR équipée d’un moteur V8 de 5.0L suralimenté développant 912 ch.
Nurburgring x Drift
Ford Mustang Drifts the Nurburgring w/ Vaughn Gittin Jr. Full Video
Vaughn Gittin Jr. is the first person to ever drift the entire 12.9 mile Nordschleife at the Nurburgring in his 900 horsepower Ford Mustang RTR.
Nurburgring x drift Driver
Vaughn Gittin Jr.
“The Nordschleife is one of, if not, the most iconic track in the world and I have been in love with the danger and folklore of the famous ‘Green Hell’ at the Nürburgring since I can remember. I finally went there in person in 2013 and it was then that I made a promise to myself that one day I would return to drift it in its entirety.”Vaughn Gitten Jnr, self-taught professional drifter,
“Drifting the Nürburgring represents the ultimate challenge to me: it is something that many question whether it would be possible and whether the car and driver could do it and come out in one piece. Something inside of me had to take this on to find out. »
“When people watch this video I hope it offers an intense and fun experience. I hope they see a guy and his Ford Mustang sidekick pushing outside of his comfort zone and the limits of what should be possible with a car. I hope they are inspired to push themselves beyond there comfort zones and enjoy the ride!”
“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.”
“I was out of my comfort zone for the majority of the hot laps.”
“When we stopped for the first tyre change I was elated. I had to catch my breath, which is something I have never experienced behind the wheel since I was a rookie in Formula Drift.”
« You will not see it from the video but I scared myself multiple times.”
“My favourite shot of the video is the 360 into shooting the drone with rocks, it just could not get any more perfect.”
“One of the craziest parts of the video is the jump on Pflanzgarten. The speed of that entire section was intense and immediately upon landing I had to flick the car hard sideways to slow down to make the sharp right hander. There was zero margin for error. Damn that was crazy.”
driver Formula DRIFT, creator of Mustang RTR
Nurburgring x drift
This is the first full-on drift attack of the complete circuit! That’s exactly what champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jnr has done – behind the wheel of his 900hp Ford Performance 5.0 Aluminator XS powered Ford Mustang RTR Drift car, the first time the feat has been accomplished.
Mustang RTR Work In Progress
Exterior: RTR carbon body panels: RTR wide body panels, RTR chin, RTR rear spoiler, RTR rocker splitter
Interior: Recaro seats, Takata racing harnesses
Châssis Ford Mustang RTR
Transmission: Andrews 4-speed dog box
Axles: Drive Shaft shop
Tires: Nitto NT05
Wheels: RTR Tech 7 3-piece by HRE Wheels
Moteur Ford Mustang RTR
Le V8 Ford de base a été retravaillé afin de donner une puissance à 900 ch.
Moteur Mustang RTR – Work In Progress
Engine: Ford Performance/Roush Yates built 436 cubic inch V8
Weight: 2,800 Lbs
Top speed reached was 241km/h – limited by gearing
5.0-litre engine uses a Vortech JL Trim Supercharger and is capable of 700-900 horsepower depending on tune.
Design Ford Mustang RTR
Basé sur la Mustang de base proposé par Ford, cette Mustang de compétition adapté Drift reçoit tout l’équipement requis. En passant, la caisse a été allégé et fait au total 1270 kg.
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