As unlikely combos go, the Ford F-150 Raptor and Nurburgring is right up there. Mixing the two shouldn’t work, but as drift ace Vaughn Gittin Jr so brilliantly demonstrates in this video, it so, so does.
Watch as he slithers around a wet ‘Ring in Ford’s most extreme pickup to date, complete with twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 (as used in the Ford GT, a car MUCH more suited to the ‘Ring), 10-speed automatic transmission and switchable (obviously) all-wheel drive. So, 450hp and 691Nm are indeed big enough numbers to break those massive rear tires loose, as our counterparts in the UK discovered last month and Vaughn ably demonstrates here, and it looks pretty controllable at that. Not that we’d try such a thing ourselves you understand.
There’s only one thing for it, Ford. You’ve taken a Raptor to the ‘Ring. Now you have to take a GT to Baja. It’s only fair.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.