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Wednesday, Jun 12 07:24pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett reveals SLAMBO ahead of Goodwood debut

 

Internationally acclaimed drifter ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett has taken off the tarp on his latest project dubbed ‘SLAMBO’

 

In a new deal with Lamborghini, Whiddett acquired a brand-new Huracán and duly set about modifying the heck out of it in the space of just four weeks.

 

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The V10-powered Huracán now sports a Liberty Walk body kit and a whole host of modifications to the suspension and steering to get it drifting at wild angles.

 

The news that Whiddett would be building a non-rotary race car came as a shock to many of his adoring fans. Up until now, Whiddett has only housed the best rotary-powered machinery in his Hampton Downs base ‘MADLAB’ in the North Waikato.

 

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The Huracán is the newest bull to the stable and the only non-Mazda. Red Bull are currently documenting the build up until the launch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in early July. 

 

Whiddett will be one of several New Zealanders at the four-day event. Highlands and Hampton Downs Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn will also join the festivities.

 

Mortimer Motorsport are taking their 1984 Mazdaspeed March 84G (below) from the Group C era across to the United Kingdom, as are Classic Revival with their 1989 Leyton House March CG891.

 

Ross Clarke is also expected to take his Group B era 1984 Toyota Celica TA64 to the festival as well.

 

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