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Nimbul Custom Lamborghini Huracan By Red Bull

The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed is getting more exciting as its list of items on auction gradually surface. New updates regarding the event appears to be the inclusion of an automotive masterpiece in partnership with Red Bull. They’re calling it the Nimbul and its a Lamborghini Huracan for drifting master Mike Whiddett. This custom supercar not only sports some unique livery but packs some secret sauce underneath the bonnet as well.

Whiddet, otherwise known as Mad Mike in the drifting circuit is well known for his antics with several Mazda vehicles in the past. For 2019, his team is planning to showcase his skills aboard something even more powerful. The Lamborghini Huracan he will be driving at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed is a unique beast altogether. Among the tweaks that it brings to the table are K&N filters, a nitrous oxide system, and an ECU upgrade. This allows the 5.2-liter V10 engine to push it beyond the stock configuration. Testing shows that this machine now generates up to 800 horsepower.

Meanwhile, Red Bull is swapping out the suspension with an Airrex digital setup. This allows the supercar to hover closer to the ground and make adjustments on the fly. Paired with a modified steering system and anti-roll bar, its handling and performance will be something else entirely. It looks like the Nimbul and its driver will be performing insane shenanigans alongside a KAMAZ MASTER truck for the show. An official teaser video is hinting that this monster of Russian origin will be taking center stage as well.

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2019 Bonhams Children’s Cars On Auction

When you have kids, most parents will try to share what they love in the hopes of passing it on to the next generation. Think of it as a sort of legacy that we want our offspring to continue until they have kids of their own. As they are growing up having the right type of stimulus can build a lasting impression. Therefore, constant exposure is the key to let it flow to their system. If you are a regular gearhead, you might want to check out the 2019 Bonhams Children’s Cars auction.

This rare opportunity will be taking place at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale. Attendees will be able to bid for a some the most exclusive items that collectors will gladly die for. Take your pick from vintage automobiles to modern supercars that will leave you speechless. However, the goal here to grab something for junior so let us fill you in on what’s going up the auction block.

First up is a 1939 BMW 328 coming in with a stainless steel chassis and a fiberglass body. Next is half-scale 1998 Formula 1 McLaren MP4-13 from Hollywood Sound Labs that looks insanely accurate. It’s a spectacular homage to Kimi Raikonnen’s stint with the carmaker at the time.

What follows is a stunning replica of a 1929 Le Mans 4.5-liter Blower Bentley by Meynell, Phillips & Co Ltd. Aside from its superb craftsmanship, this children’s car was reportedly a gift to the British Royal Family. A royal provenance is available to back the claim. Finally, there’s a couple more on the list that bidders will likewise find appealing. The 2019 Bonhams Children’s Cars auction appears will likely spark any kid’s passion for automobiles.

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