Last month we showed off the latest Monster Energy, hyper-artistic viral video, featuring darlings of the drift scene: Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Daigo Saito. While that video is beautifully shot and features a drift-ready Lamborghini, we feel like this behind-the-scenes look offers a more interesting watch.
The folks at Monster thought lifting the curtain on drift videos like this was a good idea, and we agree. The beauty in this behind-the-scenes look is that it shows Gittin Jr. royally curbing his RTR Mustang — which shows that even professionals aren’t perfect. It also shows Saito in a rush to wrap up shooting in order to catch a Formula Drift event.
While looking at what it takes to shoot one of these is always entertaining, much like the looks into the gymkhana videos that star Ken Block, there is an added twist on this media rollercoaster. Below, you’ll find Saito’s Lambo build — arguably the first competition drift Lamborghini ever. You don’t often see what it takes to turn a production car into a drift missile, and even less often will that drift missile be a Lambo.