Watch Vaughn Gittin Jr. shred a Mach-E around the Faroe Islands

There’s a new hoon behind the wheel at Ford. Ken Block is off to do Audi stuff, leaving Vaughn Gittin Jr. to slide Ford stuff around. This time, it’s the Mustang Mach-E 1400, and the location is the Faroe Islands. Here, check it out, I’ll wait.

Definitely different, right? In case you were wondering, I was, the Faroe Islands are a self-governing archipelago, part of the Kingdom of Denmark. I’ll let you google archipelago real quick. OK, back to the video. This is a kindler, gentler look at hooning.

Boats and…Gittins

In contrast to every Block video, this short film starts not with tire smoke, but a leisurely drive through town.

Just popping out to the shops to get some milk.

The tone is set from the beginning, while there will be hoonage, they also aren’t there to tear shit up. Oh, and the Mach-E 1400 may just be a sentient being now, capable of communication and self-driving.

So, there’s that. They seem fun though.

I for one welcome our new EV overlords.

Gittin comes across as very likeable and a bit goofy, a nice contract to the typically stoic Block. He’s even got a cool sweater, gifted to him by a pretty young local.

The scenery is absolutely gorgeous. The crew got some fantastic drone shots, to say the least.

In the end, there is hooning, and it’s fun. The Mach-E makes some properly cool noises, which combined with the tire noises gives things a good frenetic vibe.

Then it’s time to plug the new EV superslider in to some wind powered electricity.

While it didn’t have the high flying antics of Pastrana’s Gymkhana 2020, it was still enjoyable to watch. The wool sweater-wearing Gittin is obviously having fun, and now I want a Mach-E even more.

One Comment

  1. The Mach E 1400 sounds about as aggressive and appealing as a failing wheel bearing. I’m sure it’s a riot, but that sound is terrible.

    Also, I wonder how Acura feels about an automotive accessory brand named Type S being affiliated with Ford?

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