Having just announced its official sponsorship of the Formula Drift series, Ford (via Ford Racing) released a video with Vaughn Gittin, Jr. and his new 2013 Mustang RTR drift car. The video, titled "2nd Shift Drift," shows him drifting around the property of Ford's Flat Rock Assembly plant where all Mustangs are currently built.

Although not quite as technical as a Ken Block Gymkhana, Gittin's video delivers plenty of entertainment between slalom drifting a pack of driving Mustangs and a little game we like to call kiss the Mustang (at the 2:21 mark). This all happens around the facility's track that is normally used to perform spot checks of Mustangs rolling off the assembly line.

We expect to see more videos like this from Ford next year as it promotes Formula Drift, but until then, check out how much fun Gittin had visiting the home of the Ford Mustang in the video below.


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      inthelv
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't really "get" drifting but this is way more interesting than NASCAR.
      m
      • 2 Years Ago
      who\'s that girL ?? she is fat... but doable... (Fat is good by the way ;)
        Danny
        • 2 Years Ago
        @m
        I agree big-time that fat is doable, so I hit the thumbs up. But that chicks not fat! But I'd still do her
      hellyenmtp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hands down one of the best videos to come from from any of auto manufactuers,thats they way you sell cars.Nice job Ford..Now can I have GT Mustang without those god awful foglights in the grill.
        Gurble
        • 2 Years Ago
        @hellyenmtp
        Fog light delete has always been an option.
      kallen2616
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can I get a discount on the one he tore up?
      csrecord
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you've seen one drift you've seen them all. Rather see WRC footage. Oh, that's right, Ford pulled out to do doughnuts.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      bimmers50e30
      • 2 Years Ago
      Watch the amaizng e-brake work :-). Also the lack skid marks all ready on the course. Vaughn Gittin Jr > Ken Block
      wendygoerl
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cute, but kind of implausible. ASking a machine for a hig-performance run right off the assemply line, with not breakin/warm up for the engine? or are they trying to generate revenue for their mechanics by all the idiots who think you can turn out that kind of stuff without even a drive-around-the-lot (relatively slowly) to break it in?
        mbjr1968
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wendygoerl
        Just to let you know all vehicles are run on a dyno machine simulating a full road test (they are broken in and run through all the gears under load to a high rate of speed) right after they leave the main line. And then they are driven on a short road course for squeak and rattle testing before being released for transit to dealers. This Mustangs High Performance engine would have also been pre tested and broken in at the engine plant before being released.
      Joe Goulet
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too bad I saw this 5 days ago on like 3 competitors sites. Way to be on top the news Autoblog. This is another delayed post and I getting to the point that I don't even want to come here anymore since your always posting stale news as if its breaking. LAME! Get it together Autoblog! You used to be my favorite autosite for news... you've been slipping for 6+ months. Please go back to being the best please. Please?
        ryanandrewmartin
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joe Goulet
        My god, just don't come here then. I doubt anyone would notice.
        wendygoerl
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joe Goulet
        Three days for an AOL site isn't too bad. Another link from AOL's main page was for a Wheel of Fortune puzzle that I saw (first-air) YEARS ago. It's even been in one of those prime-time "funny moments" collections (also years ago already).
      rkeeeballs
      • 2 Years Ago
      This so called sport(?) of drifting......It just doesn't make my motor hum !....nope.
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      The girl at 3:02 (Yep) is about right to be riding in my stang! Where you at Tanner?!?!?!?!?!?!
      Patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ken Block would've done it better. Just sayin'. ;)
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