Those of you who have paid attention to the new Mustang may have noticed that, despite the plethora of novelties, AWD is not on the list. In fact, unlike Block’s Fiesta, which tries to pass as a pretty standard model, the Mustang doesn’t even aim to impersonate the production car.
You can see from the get-go that this is an all-custom machine, dressed in a shell that resembles the original Mustang - perhaps not as a coincidence, it was the first-gen Mustang that received all-wheel drive, albeit not from Ford itself. Back in 1965, UK tractor company founder Harry Ferguson asked his research engineers to come up with a Mustang that would rely on all fours for traction. The thing never entered series production, but hey, at least it’s in the history books now.
Make no mistakeIn case all this 60s Mustang drifting stuff seems familiar, we have to warn you not to confuse this with Vaughn Gittin Jr’s 1969 RTR-X fastback drift machine, which is rear-wheel driven - by the way, Vaughn Gittin Jr’s “Mustang RTR” customization company is featured on the Block’s car, among the multitude of vinyls present here.
Block has accustomed us with stuff like jump-drifting in San Francisco, so perhaps this time he’s preparing to throw some Hollywood stuff in his mix. All we know is the monstrous slip angles, possible thanks to the all-wheel drive, are here to stay. The greater wheelbase only makes the car even more comfortable with the sideways state, so we won't complain.