Having just announced their official sponsorship of the Formula Drift Series for 2013, Ford (via Ford Racing) teamed up with Vaughn Gittin Jr. to put together a drifting video unlike any other. The 32-year-old self-taught drifter from Annapolis was given the opportunity to set his 2013 Mustang RTR drift car loose at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The plant has been home to the Mustang since 2004 and has built every Mustang to date at an average pace of 500 cars per shift. Of the 500 Mustangs produced each shift, Ford picks five of those to undergo an extensive quality test.
In the video, titled “2nd Shift Drift,” Gitten Jr. plays along by picking his Mustang RTR for a less-than-normal test drive around the facility. His Monster Energy Mustang is powered by a supercharged version of the 5.0 liter V8 found in the Mustang GT and produces 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The professional drifter does everything from slaloming between a pack of driving mustangs to playing a game some call kiss the Mustang (2:21 mark).
Check out the exciting video below: