Vaughn Gittin Jr. has been making videos for decades, mostly of himself driving various Ford products sideways in front of Promethean plumes of tire smoke. Consider past vids like “Drift King of the Ring,” were he goes around The Green Hell sideways; or “Four Leaf Clover,” where he takes a freeway interchange the way we’d all like to take it; or the off-road, “750 Acres, No Rules!” They were all fun and all Ford.
Now Gittin Jr. takes his latest co-creation, the all-electric SUV Mustang Mach-E 1400 made in collaboration with Ford Performance, and goes to the scenic and wild Faroe Islands.
You may remember the Faroe Islands. That’s the place with the inter-island tunnels we told you about last year in the Faroe Islands fantasy, “Marvel at This Terrifying Underwater Roundabout.” We discovered the series of underwater and underground traffic tunnels that connect the islands and seemed gobsmacked, as anyone might have been.
“The Faroe Islands is an archipelago about halfway between Iceland and Norway and is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. It consists of 18 major islands, with a total of 779 smaller islands, islets, and skerries. A skerry is a rocky islet too small for human habitation.
“So how do inhabitants get around? Driving in awesome and terrifying underwater tunnels, that now include an underwater roundabout. What else would you expect from the land of giants, trolls, and elves?”
It proved irresistible to Gittin Jr.
The Eysturoy tunnel sits 613 feet under the North Atlantic. It’s seven miles long with a central roundabout that looks like something you’d see in a video game. While it was built to shorten the drive from Torshavn to Runavik from 64 minutes to just 16, it was also just begging to be drifted, especially that underwater traffic circle.
“The traffic circle portion was designed by a local artist named Trondur Patursson and it’s made of natural rock. The colors change from blue to yellow to green, and you might have an idea what it’s like if you’ve ever been to the second terminal at Detroit Metro Airport,” we wrote.
So off Gittin went, with a crew of camera operators and various support personnel. Click on the video to see what happened.
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