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Lamborghini vs. Mustang RTR Drift Battle: Daigo Saito Fights Vaughn Gittin Jr. in the Woods

2015 will go down in drifting history as the year of the Lamborghini. Those of you following the sliding scene are well aware of the world's first Raging Bull drift car and now we're here to talk about the Lambo stepping outside the track.
Lamborghini Murcielago vs Mustang RTR Drift Battle: Daigo Saito Fights Vaughn Gittin Jr. 1 photo
While we were swept of our feet when the Lamborghini Murcielago drifting machine in question engaged in a battle with the world's only Lexus LFA drift car, the time has come to play on the street.

This is one of those occasions when you don't want to be out of the woods, since that's where the Murcielago battles a Mustang. We're talking about Daigo Saito's Lambo going up against Vughn Gittin Jr. and his 757 RTR Mustang.

For now, we get a teaser, with the complete shenanigan set to arrive on December 15.

We never expected to say this, but we'll get over the S550 Mustang more quickly than its supercharger can deliver low-end power, and that's because we want to focus on the Lamborghini.

Sant'Agata Bolognese machines haven't been avoided in the drifting world due to their price alone. The fact that handling is not the top priority when it comes to most Lamborghini also matters.

However, we are talking about an all-custom creature here. A lot of fabrication work has been invested into the chassis, with the suspension having gone far beyond the factory setup.

The Murcielago has kept its naturally aspirated V12, which has received HKS air filters, a straight exhaust with a cross section, as well as a tune. While the factory six-speed manual is still in place, the supercar now comes in rear-wheel-drive form. Aficionados shouldn't worry, the Japanese drifting champion already has upgrade plans for the supercar.

Jaw-dropping action aside, there are plenty of reasons to wait for next week's release. For instance, we're eager to see how Daigo copes with the relatively cramped interior and poor visibility of the Lambo.

Fortunately, this is the kind of teaser that isn't shy when it comes to the juicy bits.



 
 
 
 
 

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