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Lamborghini Murcielago Drift Car Walktrough at Daigo Saito’s Japan Workshop

Earlier this month, we introduced you to the world’s first Lamborghini drift car. We’re talking about a Murcielago that has been reinvented over in Japan and now we’re back with a walkthrough of the slip angle-savvy Raging Bull.
Lamborghini Murcielago Drift Car Walktrough at Daigo Saito’s Japan Workshop 1 photo
At the moment, the Murcie sideways machine is resting in Daigo Saito’s workshop, with the drifter having barely started testing the V12 supercar.

YouTube user noriyaro has visited Saito’s freshly-built shop, with the Lamborghini obviously being the main attraction.

The Murcielago wears a wide body kit signed by Japanese tuner Libery Walk. Even with the sponsor decals present on the car, the Lamborghini still manages to look pretty clean.

This is still a work-in-progress project, so the tech setup of the vehicle will change in time. For now, the Murcielago keeps its naturally-aspirated V12. The engine was gifted with HKS pod filters, a straight exhaust with a cross section and an ECU remap, with the unit delivering 650 hp. The factory six-speed manual also remains in place. However, the RWD conversion was mandatory.

Daigo plans to take the Lamborghini down the twin-turbo route, while also ditching the stadard transmission in favor of a sequential setup.

Most of the work invested into this Lamborghini has gone into the chassis. The custom front and rear suspension arms are an example as good as any.

Seeing a drift car fitted with genuine Lambo doors is quite a spectacle, while entering the cabin brings quite a surprise - since the machine has been stripped, you could easily mistake this for anything else than a product of Sant’Agata Bolognese.

Drifting this won’t be an easy job for Saito. For one thing, the cabin space and the visibility are clearly limited - a simple comparison with the Vaughn Gittin Jr’s 2015 Mustang drift car, which was also present at the shop, reveals this.
The playground
Built in an area neighbored by a graveyard, a train line and a military base, Daigo Saito’s new workshop, which was completed earlier this year, is full of surprises. From a Viper body and a Mopar V8 to tons of Formula D and D1 GP trophies, this place has what it takes to entertain.

With both the Murcielago and the Mustang sponsored by Monster Energy, we’ll be able to see them in action over the weekend as part of Japan’s D1 Grand Prix. Until then, check out the video below for the Lamborghini walkthrough.

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