Battle Drift: 650 HP Lamborghini Battles Against 550 HP Mustang

Photo Credit: Monster Energy via YouTube Screenshot
Photo Credit: Monster Energy via YouTube Screenshot /

What happens when you combine two world class drifters, stuff them into their drift missile of choice and let them loose on a Japanese touge road? You have a classic BattleDrift on your hands. 

The brainchild of Vaughn Gittn Jr. and Monster Energy, Battle Drift is the result of hundreds of man hours of filming, driving acumen, and video and photo editing prowess that took filmmaker Luke Huxham and his motley camera crew on one of the most ambitious drift videos gone viral in years. According to Speed Hunters on their detailed coverage on the entire video shoot that dropped earlier Tuesday, the video shoot itself took months of planning with 40 hours of actual film time that took place over the span of just two days. The final product is a drift battle (or battle drift as they put it) of epic proportions. Check out the video below.

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Vaughn Gittn Jr. is strapped into his 550 HP 5.0L V8 Ford Mustang RTR and he’s facing off against Daigo Saito’s 650 HP V12 Drift Lamborghini Murcielago. Earlier this year we reported on Daigo Saito’s exotic car drift build and a couple of drift fans were skeptical on how well this supercar would actually drift but upon seeing this Merci’ doing its thing, pretty much all misconceptions are put to rest. Suffice to say, it’s an absolute riot to drift.

All the shots took place in the Niigata Prefecture of Japan in an abandoned golf resort set up to look like an old Russian Village. Although rain may have hampered the crews spirit at first, it actually made for ideal drift conditions for the seasoned Formula D drivers. And when the sun went down and the iconic Dekotora trucks were brought out, it was a quintessential Japanese drift fest with American pony car up against an Italian stallion with a Japanese twist.

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Larry Chen summed up this epic video pretty much perfectly when he stated,

"As for the two drifters from hell, in the real world they are enemies. In competition, they are always out for each other’s throats. When they join forces however, they can create something absolutely amazing. Of course, a little added production value doesn’t seem to hurt either…"