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Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s Ford Raptor Drift Session at Nürburgring

Posted in News on April 25, 2018
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Monster Energy drink’s Vaughn Gittin Jr. travels to Germany to drift the Nürburgring with his ill-tempered Ford Mustang RTR drift car, but it’s raining. Since “drifting in the rain is boring,” Vaughn decides to do a hot lap “the fun way” in a brand-new Ford F-150 Raptor.

Nürburgring is not where we’d expect to see a Raptor, so of course we had to take a look. As Vaughn kicks the rear of the pickup to-and-fro to drift corner upon corner, he excitedly shouts from under his helmet, “That’s a big mama jama to be flicking around here,” in reference to the Raptor. That’s probably an understatement for someone like Vaughn, who’s most accustomed to purpose-built drift and race vehicles. Nonetheless, the skilled Ford Performance Formula Drift driver and “Professional Fun-Haver” (according to his bio) mashes the throttle and lets the engine scream and wheels squeal as he transforms the whoop-conquering off-road truck into a turn-hugging sports machine, proving that a good driver can properly subdue just about anything.

Whether fully staged or completely spontaneous, we could probably watch Vaughn have fun behind the wheel of the Raptor all day long. Check out Vaughn getting sideways in the Raptor in the Ford Performance video below, titled “Vaughn Gittin Jr. Drifts Nürburgring in Ford Raptor.”

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