Last time we saw stunt driver/drifter/European Sam Hubinette, he was sliding a Lamborghini Huracan (on sponsored Nitto tires) around a car dealership with his expert-driver wife, Stina. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve definitely seen his stunt work in “Fast and Furious,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and the not-as-bad-as-you’d-expect Tom Cruise action flick “Knight and Day.” Now he’s at the drag strip with one of the strangest matchups we’ve ever seen.
Hubinette tapped VF Engineering to add 193.03 rear-wheel horsepower (dyno’d) to a rear-drive Lamborghini Huracan by bolting on a VF 8000 Magnuson TVS 2300 Roots supercharger, intercooler and components. The “base” 580-2 Huracan delivers 580 PS or 571 hp; in total, this now-boosted Huracan puts 685 hp to the pavement through its two rear wheels. Should be perfect for drifting, but we’re here to race.
Hubinette’s opponent, Nitto driver Jason Blanton, brought his 900-hp Unlimited Class Ultra4 all-wheel-drive race truck to the fight and with all four wheels pulling, it should take the Huracan off the line. Can Hubinette catch up? Watch and find out. And check out the video below, which details VF’s process on installing and testing the blower.