As you may have seen mentioned here a time or two before, the Nürburgring is one of the most popular motorsports complexes in all of Germany. One of its most iconic tracks is called the Nordschleife, which is German for “North Loop.” Typically used for racing, the Nordschleife is also known for being particularly treacherous (its nickname, after all, is the Green Hell) due to its seriously sharp turns that have caused quite a few gnarly crashes in their day. Of course, these sharp turns also happen to be perfect for drifting.
That’s where Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. comes into play. In a video posted by Ford Performance, Gittin, joined by a massive staff of filmmakers and logisticians, took to the Nordschleife in a 900-horsepower supercharged Ford Mustang RTR drift car (Gittin’s own creation, by the way) for some pretty epic drifting.
You’ve got to check out this footage, because the quality is absolutely incredible. Seriously, stop what you’re doing and watch it right now. Have you watched it yet? No? Well, what are you waiting for?! Press play!
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The best drift track in the world? I think so! Tomorrow is the day! You all get to see me scare myself and drive out of my comfort zone as I complete the first ever full drift hot lap around the Nordschleife at the #Nurburgring! #DriftKingoftheRing #FordMustang #dronekillshot
Wasn’t that awesome? Apparently, this is only one of four videos that showcase Gitten’s stunt, so you better believe that part 2-4 will be just as sweet.
In the comments for an Instagram post teasing the incredible stunt, Gittin — who currently competes in the Formula D series behind the wheel of his 2018 Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR — pointed out that drifting the entire 12.9-mile long lap “took a few sets” of tires.
Yeah, I’d say that sounds just about right.