Watch: Ford Mustang Laps the Nurburgring Sideways [Update]

Evan Williams
by Evan Williams

(Update: the extended cut of the video has now been added to this post below)

Some rapscallion has defiled a historic German racing circuit. Littering the entire 12.9-mile stretch of tarmac with tire marks, gravel, and grass clippings.

That’s right drifting champ Vaughn Gittin Jr has taken his brand of sideways shenanigans international. Accomplishing the impressive task of drifting the entire length of the Nurburgring in his 900 hp RTR Ford Mustang drift car.

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The lap wasn’t perfect, and the car spun out a few times. And it left the pavement once or twice. And Gitten says that they used a bunch of tires to do the video. Anyway, watch, drool, and be envious of the first person to ever drift the whole ‘Ring. According to Ford.

A version of this story originally appeared on All Ford Mustangs.

Evan Williams
Evan Williams

Evan moved from engineering to automotive journalism 10 years ago (it turns out cars are more interesting than fibreglass pipes), but has been following the auto industry for his entire life. Evan is an award-winning automotive writer and photographer and is the current President of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. You'll find him behind his keyboard, behind the wheel, or complaining that tiny sports cars are too small for his XXXL frame.

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