All wheel drive Lamborghini Murcielago would never qualify as a perfect drifting machine. So, what do you do to make one? Customize it with all the expertise to make it purposefully slide while burning some serious rubber. This is exactly how it looks.
Japanese drift driver Daigo Saito, sponsored by Monster Energy, has just revealed the world’s first Lamborghini Murcielago drift car. The car has been created with the help of Liberty Walk in Japan and took over 7 months to build.You might think of it as a simple Murcielago with a rear wheel drive setup and you never be more wrong.
The car had been stripped down to its bare bones. It was then installed with bespoke braking and suspension components while the stock 6.2-litre V12 engine has also received some upgrades lifting power to 650 hp.
Gran Prix racing is all about going as fast as possible, but D1 Grand Prix in Japan are a little different. It’s the most prolific drifting event in Japan and one that spawned a worldwide phenomenon where professional racing drivers turn up in highly-modified, high-end drift cars, built specifically to conquer the art of going sideways at extremely high speeds. But even in D1, a Lamborghini Murcielago is an exotic, out-of-the-ordinary presence.
The paint job looks like it’s got a matte black finish from a distance with carbon fiber finish. The Monster Energy livery looks sick on this drift beast.
Daigo Saito is a Japanese professional drifting driver, currently competing in the D1 Grand Prix series for ATR Radial / Monster Energy / Sunoco and Formula DRIFT USA and World Championship series for Achilles Radial. Saito holds the distinction of being the first driver to win the two drifting majors, D1GP in 2008 and Formula D in 2012.
Watch the world’s first Lamborghini Murcielago drift car video: