Maryland native and professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. has a new car for the 2013 Formula Drift season. JR’s 2014 Ford Mustang RTR is now sponsored by Nitto Tire (a change this year from Falken tire – his previous sponsor) among other big names such as Monster Energy, Ford, K&N Filters, and Magnaflow.
2014 Ford Mustang RTR specs:
Engine: Ford Racing / Roush Yates built 6.7L V8
Tires: Nitto NT05
Filtration: K&N Air, Oil & Breather Filters
Clutch: Exedy Twin Plate
Suspension: Tein coilovers
Brakes: Wildwood front and rear big brake kit
HP/Torque: 845 horsepower / 623 ft.lbs torque
Vaughn began his career as a professional driver in 2004 when he drove his personal Nissan S13 in Formula Drift. In 2005, he switched machines to a new Ford Mustang, which has brought him many victories. In 2008, Vaughn got the attention of Ford Racing who decided to back this American Mustang driver.
Blame it on the go-carts he toyed with when he was only four years old, or maybe the dirt bikes he raced for most of his young adult life; there is no question that Vaughn has always had a passion for motorsports. He’s come a long way from those early days of drifting, but Vaughn Gittin Jr. still feels the same rush of adrenaline as he did then – the same sense of adventure and challenge every time he enters a turn and throws his Mustang sideways.