Ford Mustang Became First Car In History To Drift Nordschleif
The legendary Ford Mustang muscle car has become the world’s first car to drift the Nordschleif of the Nürburgring track in Germany. The Nordschleif or Green Hell is one of the most difficult parts of the race track.
It is a serious challenge even for experienced pilots. Drifting of its 20 km is an excellence. However, Vaughn Gittin Jr., the drifting world champion, could do it.
The record has been set on the Ford Mustang RTR with a Ford Performance 5.0 Aluminator XS 900-hp engine.
The Mustang wheel rotation limiter was set to 65 degrees.
For drifting at a distance of 20.76 km, it took three sets of Nitto tires that could pass approximately 144,840 km in the normal mode.
During the filming of the video, one quad-copter was destroyed.
The maximum speed at the time of shooting was 241 km/h – not allowed more by transmission.
The 5.0-liter motor with Vortech JL Trim Supercharger can develop from 700 to 900 horsepower, depending on the tuning.
Six microphones were installed in the Ford Mustang cabin to record unique sounds that accompanied the way.
Of course, it’s better to see by your own eyes: