Watch Vaughn Gittin Jr. Drift Barcelona-Catalunya

Vaughn Gittin Jr. (Photo Ford Performance)
Vaughn Gittin Jr. (Photo Ford Performance) /

Watch as Vaughn Gittin Jr. performs a 3,200-foot drift on turn 3 at the world famous Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

We all know that Vaughn Gittin Jr. knows a thing or two about the art of drifting. And we always enjoy watch as he displays his art on the numerous videos and professional drifting events throughout the year. But none of the drifts have been as “long” as this one.

Gittin Jr. along with the team at Ford Performance, took his competition-spec Ford Mustang RTR “Spec 5-D” all the way to Spain’s F1 circuit to attempt one of the longest track drift’s we have ever seen.

The video, called “Forever Drift” has Gittin Jr’s Mustang RTR linking turns three and four on the F1 circuit to perform an incredible 3,200-foot continuous drift. That’s over half a mile on a set of Nitto tires!

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. had this to say about the events leading up to the attempt:

"“I was a bit skeptical as to whether or not I was going to be able to carry enough speed out of Turn 2 and maintain the momentum and wheel spped to link all of Turn 3. I have never been at a sustained angle for that long in my 14 years of drifting.”"

We are impressed with the level of concentration and skill it took to achieve a continuous drift like this, especially when you see that Gittin had to transition his drift at the outer edge of the Apex in order to maintain enough speed to complete the entire drift.

It also looks like the angle he had to keep the Mustang RTR in to achieve this drift, forced him to spot the transitions by looking out the side windows almost the entire time!

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What’s not to like about a little tire smoke and the sound of an 800+hp V8 engine, right?