Vaughn Gittin Jr. drag races his new 2016 Mustang RTR versus his 2014 RTR
By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Mustang RTR
For as long as we have been covering Vaughn Gittin Jr.â€™s Mustang drifting career, he has more often compared his competition cars with drag racers rather than road racers. Of late he has said that his new machine is essentially a 9-second drag car that he slides sideways.
Clearly the setups are different, but as VaughnÂ told us in our feature on the performance of drifting, his drift machines do need to hook up coming out of those slides and put down the 900 horsepower under his right foot.
In advance of the 2016 Formula Drift season, Vaughn wanted to see how his newÂ Mustang RTRÂ competition car and its independent rear suspension compared with his old solid-axle comp car.
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