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DEARBORN - 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Champion Joey Logano was welcomed to the Mustang family in style! In the first running footage of the 2019 Ford NASCAR Mustang, Logano was joined by Formula DRIFT Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. for some drifting and tire-smoking fun. “Drifting door-to-door in the new Roval infield at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Joey behind wheel of the new 2019 NASCAR Mustang was a wild and fun experience”, said Vaughn Gittin Jr,. He continued, “I have never seen a driver from another [racing] discipline take to drifting like Joey did. After a bit of instruction he was linking turns...

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New episodes feature America's Big 3 muscle cars, the Aston Martin Vantage, McLaren Senna, and the Lamborghini Urus. BY CHRIS TSUI   Automotive television's favorite uncles Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are back with Season 3 of The Grand Tourand it looks exactly like what we've come to expect from the trio: fast cars, exotic destinations, sweeping drone shots, great banter, and situations in which Hammond's well-being is put at risk.      In case YouTube is blocked at your particular place of employment, the Amazon motoring show's third season appears to feature a trip to Detroit in pumped up...

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by Viknesh Vijayenthiran RTR Vehicles, the semi-official Ford performance division founded by professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., is about to expand into the pickup scene. A year ago, RTR, which stands for “ready to rock,” rolled out the F-150 RTR concept truck at the SEMA show. It featured a number of performance upgrades, namely a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 generating over 600 horsepower. Well, we can finally confirm that the concept is ready for production. It's coming in the first quarter of 2019, though RTR is holding back the specs until closer to the market launch. “I am a longtime fan...

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DEARBORN – World champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his RTR Vehicles team are working with Ford Performance to provide a definitive collaboration of style, performance and fun with the new Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance – the latest addition to the Mustang family. “Our goal was to take the driving and owner experience of the iconic Ford Mustang to the next level,” said Gittin, President and Chief Fun-Haver of RTR Vehicles. “This collaboration has created a Mustang that offers smile-inducing street driving, diverse capability on the track and a very distinctive owner experience for those looking to stand out from the crowd.” The Series...

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BY Michael Gauthier The Nürburgring is the home of speed, but that hasn’t stopped Ford and Vaughn Gittin Jr from turning the Green Hell into a personal drifting paradise. Noting the event was all about having a “good time” and not setting a lap time, Vaughn Gittin Jr has become the first driver to drift the entire 12.8 mile (20.7 km) long Nürburgring Nordschleife. His car of choice for this undertaking was the Ford Mustang RTR Drift which features a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces up to 900 hp (671 kW / 912 PS). Ford didn’t release a lot...

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