It looks like Daigo Saito’s Lamborghini Murcielago is ready to drift.
Update Sept 3, 2015– Luke Huxham just dropped THIS finished product via Instagram.
In Japan the skies the limit in terms of what will make do as a drift platform. We caught wind earlier this year thanks to Wrecked Magazine that Daigo Saito was building a Lamborghini Murcielago to drift spec with numerous updates. Thanks to a video upload from LB Performance that hit the web earlier yesterday (Sept. 2, 2015) we have real video footage of this V12 beast taking a good old fashion rip outside of what we assume is his man cave/shop. And as it’s 2015, it was obviously filmed with a potato. Have a look below.
Honestly when rumors started floating around that Daigo Saito was going to drift in a Lamborghini Murcielago, people didn’t believe him. After all, he was the man who took apart and refitted a Lexus LFA to his likings and proceeded to back up his build by demoing the Japanese supercar a couple months ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25yWcwCZ3x4 Then in March, rumors really started to pick up if Daigo would actually bring this build to D1GP with the engine being pulled back in March. A few weeks later we got a few whiffs of reality with Daigo showcasing the Murcielago’s front drift angle. Then just a couple of days ago Daigo posted up some pretty complete build pictures (let’s say 80 percent done) of his Murcielago looking a whole lot like it’s ready for Round 5 with the engine back in its cradle. Finally just yesterday the Murcielago started up under its own power. The question now is if Saito will bring it out this weekend for D1GP Round 5. at Ebisu. More unlikely is the possibility that he might fly this masterpiece over to the United States to compete in Formula Drift. Who knows. We’re just all along for the ride.