News RSS

  We’ve already seen how Ford celebrated St. Patricks’s Day, and now you can watch how pro drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr.used his skills (and maybe some luck) to bring in the holiday, taking his 900 horsepower Ford Mustang RTR around a cloverleaf interchange in Lake Worth, Texas. In this video Vaughn Gittin Jr. drives the same Ford Mustang RTR he drifted around the Nurburgring, but this time it’s very green, and yes, the road was closed down for safety thanks to local officials. And yes, there was lots and lots of tire smoke. “Entering a cloverleaf at maximum attack is something I’ve always wanted to do,” said Vaughn...

Read more

  A new camera angle makes drifting easier in Forza Motorsport 7, too. The monthly updates for Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 are here, and both of them add a trio of drift-ready Ford Mustangs to their respective games. The new vehicles let players pretend to be Formula Drift drivers Chelsea DeNofa and Vaughn Gittin Jr. as they slide around a fake English countryside or tracks around the world. The #25 2018 Ford Mustang RTR with Monster Energy sponsorship is Vaughn Gitten Jr's current weapon of choice in the Formula Drift series. It packs a naturally aspirated Roush-Yates-built V8 that redlines...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more