When Lamborghini Huracán’s roll off the production line they are built for speed.
But to go sideways? Not so much.
But thanks to international drifting star “Mad” Mike Whiddett, that’s about to change.
The Kiwi drifting star has unveiled his new ride known as Slambo – a 2019 rear wheel drive Lamborghini Huracán.
Whiddett, who is based at Hampton Downs in the Waikato, has completed a high performance rebuild on the Lamborghini – that would normally retail for around half a million dollars – to make it battle ready in time for the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Best known for his Red Bull clad rotary drift machines, the Kiwi driver is no stranger to audacious stunts and trick shots.
He drifted the Crown Range in 2013, blind drifted a car using only live video images as a guide, drifted the Franschhoek Pass in South Africa,raced next to Dakar Rally winner Eduard Nikolaev in his massive KAMAZ truck in a masterclass of synchronised drifting and took on rugby league star Shaun Johnson in a drifting challenge but linking with Lamborghini to produce New Zealand’s flashest drifter is breaking new ground.
Whiddett’s Huracán is his first non-Mazda drifter and believed to be the first competitive Lamborghini drift car on the planet.
The build has been completed in time to contest the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed at West Sussex, England in July.
Whiddett is an international ambassador for drifting having competed all around the globe, including being the driving force behind the international series Red Bull Drift Shifters.