Vaughn Gittin Jr Drifts His RTR Mustang in France

Vaughn Gittin Jr and some baguettes in his RTR Mustang 1 photo
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France is famous for its high number of supercar owners, but the truth is those sleepy little villages and even Paris are some of the most supercar unfriendly places in the world. Very narrow streets and the lack of parking spaces are some of the country's biggest problems, but that didn't stop Ford from promoting its all-new sixth-generation 'Stang.
To do so, the Blue Oval reached to none other than Formula drift champion and action sports superstar Vaughn Gittin Jr. With the sixth-generation Ford Mustang inching toward its European launch early next year, the American carmaker asked Gittin if he would bring his RTR Mustang and drift the hell out of its rear tires on a circuit 383 km (237 miles) from Paris.

But before Vaughn got there and started smoking the rear tires off his RTR drift machine, the Formula Drift champion searched one of those small French villages for some baguettes. Don't ask. Something that really made us curious is how French authorities let Ford and Gittin drive a competition machine on the public roads, but nevertheless, an RTR Mustang is quite a sight next to your typical Peugeots and Renaults.

About them baguettes, we'll mention that Vaughn didn't eat them, but used them to showcase his talent at drifting. You can find out how toward the end of the clip attached below. In Mustang related news, the 2015 Ford Mustang is the first pony to come to Europe by official channels in the nameplate's 50-year history.

Although the Blue Oval hasn't announced pricing for the Euro-spec models, the US-spec Mustang comes in three distinct flavors (3.7 V6, 2.3 EcoBoost and 5-liter V8), with pricing ranging from an affordable $23,600 for the V6 all the way to $32,100 for the range-topping GT specification in fastback guise.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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