If you were one of the many thousands of individuals who lined the hay bales at the 2017 Festival of Speed you would have had a rather excellent view of Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s very smokey run up the hill; the sun was out and there were doughnuts to watch. But one individual had the best seat in the house: Vaughn Gittin Jr. Interested to see the view he had? Well here it is.
Although the camera itself is positioned a little low, it gives us the opportunity to see just how much work is going on behind the wheel to put on a very loud, sideways show. Between throwing the steering wheel around, moving up and down through the gears and pulling the handbrake, it’s a wonder Vaughn Gittin Jr. had time to wave at the crowds.
The car? It’s a 2016 Ford Mustang RTR (Spec 5-FD), RTR being Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s team name, ‘Ready To Rock’. It has a 950bhp Roush Yates 436 Ford engine (that revs to 9,000rpm), an Andrews four-speed dog-box transmission and rear-wheel-drive, of course. It’s quite the machine.