The American automaker Ford recently sent their Formula Drift driver Vaughn Gittin Jr over to the land of the rising sun along with a 2010 Ford Mustang packed with all sorts of goodies from the Ford Racing Parts catalog in order for the only American to win a round of D1 competition to get a better feel for the origins of the sport while at the same time showing all of the drifting enthusiasts in Japan just what an American car can do. J.R. explains that drifting at the Ebisu circuit is one of those things that he has been dreaming of ever since he began getting his car sideways; Ebisu is one of those infamous circuits in Japan, built by Team Orange founder Nobushige Kumakubo into the side of a privately owned mountain Ebisu is the ultimate destination for drifting enthusiasts from around the world. Thanks to the blue oval, Gitten’s dreams are coming true.
Vaughn was scheduled to arrive just in time to watch some of the D1 professionals perform in front of Option’s cameras and even make an appearance while they shot footage for an upcoming episode of the video magazine. Despite a little inclement weather everything went off without a hitch, not even rain and bald tires could keep J.R. away from having the time of his life.


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  (210) posted on 09.30.2010

It’s about as pointless as racing a car in an oval, or going through the same turns 50 times throughout a race, or doing tricks on your skateboard, BMX or Snowboard.

  (1211) posted on 09.27.2010

I would say that Mustang really knows how to drift.

  (503) posted on 08.22.2010

Haha, at first he was really pushing the car to do drift and its not looking natural at all... The next rounds proves that even a muscle car can go wild drifting.

  (806) posted on 08.18.2010

Not sure about the velocity stacks through the hood, though. the Stock 5.0 intake looks fine. Maybe they should just do a window, like ZR1. or a polycarbonate hood scoop, over a shaped and rolled-edge hole in the hood over the intake manifold.

  (320) posted on 08.8.2010

Like the exterior of the X Mustang. It should be really light, too, but probably a 6-figure price tag like the ’C’.

  (462) posted on 05.25.2010

You should check the Ford Mustang GT 2011 powered by a 5.0 liters engine that can produce 412 Horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque.

  (442) posted on 02.15.2010

@ ericsolberg-it’s not about the car, it’s about how you tuned it on it’s purpose also it’s all about how the driver make it drift and create a cloud of smoke with very fine control. why does many people rely much on japanese cars. well i guess they’re comparing it because Drifting is originated in japan.

TJKEON  (138) posted on 02.9.2010

Its all about car control. You cold have an old Toyota Corolla with 100 HP and still take on a Viper with a fire breathing V10

TJKEON  (515) posted on 02.8.2010

Drifting is not really just about having a Japanese car or an American car but its about how good you are as a driver and how good your team are as a tuner to your cars. It’s cool to see the Mustang drift and it is just so capable. I would love to see it head to head with some Evo and GT-R though.

TJKEON  (778) posted on 12.15.2009

IMO Japaneses cars are a lot more better than the American cars especially in drifting, Muscle cars are much fitted on Circuits because of its weigh, also Street Tunner cars are much more stable in drifting.

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