Kamaz Truck Battles a Lamborghini at Goodwood
Lamborghini sticks to the paved roads while the massive Kamaz races through the woods and the air.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is unlike any other automotive event in the world, drawing a wide variety of high performance machines that includes motorcycles, massive trucks, electric vehicles and, of course, a slew of supercars from Ferrari, Lamborghini and many other companies. The key focus of the festival for many automotive enthusiasts is the Hill Climb, where vehicles race up the unique, private road as quickly as possible, with that field of racers being just as diverse as the overall crowd.
While at Goodwood this year, the Red Bull Motorsports YouTube channel got a two of their team drivers together to make a cool video that depicts a Lamborghini Huracan drift car going head-to-head with a Kamaz rally raid truck on and around the hill climb course. As you might imagine, a race-ready commercial work truck battling a supercar modified for drifting leads to a pretty unusual race, complete with the massive truck jumping over the Huracan.
This unusual race between a Lamborghini Huracan and a Kamaz rally racing truck features the driving skills of Mad Mike Whiddett and Eduard Nikolaev. Whiddett is a professional drift racer from New Zealand and Nikolaev is a rally raid driver from Russia who won the truck class of the Dakar Rally in each of the past three years.
It should be noted that the Kamaz truck that Nikolaev is driving does not appear to be the same type of truck that he drove to victory at Dakar, but this big rig has clearly been upgraded for high performance fun.
These drivers are just as different from each other as their racing vehicles, but with Red Bull backing each of them in their respective racing associations, the Red Bull Motorsports YouTube channel got them together to make a cool video featuring their vehicles and their abilities.
The video begins with Whiddett leaving his mansion in his Lamborghini, cruising down the road when the gas light comes on. He stops for gas at an Esso station, where Nikolaev happens to be filling up his gigantic rally raid truck. When the two head inside to pay, Nikolaev proposes a challenger; the last person to the ball has to wear a big, ridiculous bowtie. Since street racing is illegal, the two get in their vehicles and head to the Goodwood grounds to handle their business.
At first, the Huracan and Kamaz are racing and drifting together on the paved surface, but at one point, Nikolaev storms into the woods while Whiddett continues to race along the prepared course. Even being in different areas, the two stay close enough that at one point, the huge truck literally jumps over the Lamborghini.
The two get to the car park at the same time and although it is full, they both race in and battle for the last spot. Fortunately, spots open up as the Huracan and Kamaz drift around the lot, but since Whiddett found the spot first, he won and Nikolaev had to wear the big bowtie.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy this unusual clip from Goodwood.