RE: The Huracan drift car | Pic of the Week

RE: The Huracan drift car | Pic of the Week

Saturday 6th July

The Huracan drift car | Pic of the Week

A drift car going sideways is predictable, so what about with a Dakar truck jumping over it?



Even amongst all manner of debuts this weekend at Goodwood, the new steed of drifter Mad Mike Whiddett will stand out. It is the #NIMBUL, a Lamborghini Huracan drift car (with a Liberty Walk bodykit), which is not something you see every day.

This being a Red Bull project, the Huracan wasn't going to be launched without some considerable fanfare. Hence the 'Red Bull'room Blitz' fil;m you can see below, with Mike and his Lamborghini tearing around the Goodwood estate. Well worth watching if you've not already, and with some special significance - it was at last year's ball that Whiddett met Stefano Domenicali, and the first discussion was had about the Huracan project.


You'll notice in there a pair of special guests: Dakar winner Eduard Nikolaev and his amazing Team Kamaz Master truck. We've featured these amazing vehicles before, and they're no less stunning a spectacle in the confines of Sussex. Lamborghini and truck together make quite the sight, and now it's been taken another step further with the truck jumping the drift car. But of course.

So even if they might not be your favourite motorsports, it's hard to deny what an amazing picture the two cars make. Absolutely ideal for a new wallpaper, then - download below!

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Nerdherder

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1,286 posts

42 months

Saturday 6th July
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Sometimes over the top BS is just over the top BS.

Bill

39,620 posts

200 months

Saturday 6th July
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Very silly film. biggrin I'd like the truck for a camper.

Draexin

144 posts

115 months

Saturday 6th July
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The jump is CGI.. and really, really awfully done. I thought RB had the budget to do a bit better than this.

It's probably for safety and insurance reasons, but come on. If you're not going to do it, then don't try to fake it.
"Even" Nitro Circus did it for real with motorbikes and trucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVwkFVsrv1k

ecsrobin

10,010 posts

110 months

Saturday 6th July
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Draexin said:
The jump is CGI.. and really, really awfully done. I thought RB had the budget to do a bit better than this.

It's probably for safety and insurance reasons, but come on. If you're not going to do it, then don't try to fake it.
"Even" Nitro Circus did it for real with motorbikes and trucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVwkFVsrv1k
What makes you think it’s CGI?

sdiggle

83 posts

35 months

Saturday 6th July
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ecsrobin said:
Draexin said:
The jump is CGI.. and really, really awfully done. I thought RB had the budget to do a bit better than this.

It's probably for safety and insurance reasons, but come on. If you're not going to do it, then don't try to fake it.
"Even" Nitro Circus did it for real with motorbikes and trucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVwkFVsrv1k
What makes you think it’s CGI?
It's obviously CGI rolleyes Perspective is out, Lighting is different on truck side and Lambo bonnet etc etc....

Bill

39,620 posts

200 months

Saturday 6th July
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sdiggle said:
It's obviously CGI rolleyes Perspective is out, Lighting is different on truck side and Lambo bonnet etc etc....
The truck's in the sun, the Lambo is in shade.

thegreenhell

6,108 posts

164 months

Saturday 6th July
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The jump is real, but they have coloured the dirt ramp into grass in post, which gives it a slightly unreal look.

XJR500bhp

1,111 posts

155 months

Saturday 6th July
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I have been watching him slide this car about
doesn't look nearly as good as the mad bull
Weight transfer must suck with that engine in the back

PhantomPH

3,074 posts

170 months

Saturday 6th July
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thegreenhell said:
The jump is real, but they have coloured the dirt ramp into grass in post, which gives it a slightly unreal look.
Perhaps the OP has used 'CGI' in the wrong context - my initial thought was that it was two shots (each vehicle in isolation) composited to put both vehicles on the same timeline, but on re-watch I am not so sure - based on the approach shot from before the jump.

Either way, it's just a bit of fun.

cognac1979

55 posts

46 months

Saturday 6th July
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Maybe I'm getting old but I thought that film was a pile of turd. Each to his own though.

carbonM6

4 posts

227 months

Saturday 6th July
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It's not CGI. Here's the behind the scenes. https://youtu.be/x8LdwPGnoW4?t=880

cmoose

44,923 posts

174 months

Saturday 6th July
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carbonM6 said:
It's not CGI. Here's the behind the scenes. https://youtu.be/x8LdwPGnoW4?t=880
Amazing how fake it looked. The Lambo in particular looked totally comped into the shot. Bizarre!

To be fair, they did add some effects, like making the dirt mounds into grass. Perhaps they messed around with other aspects in post, hence the general air of cgi in the final shot. Which is a pity as seems unnecessary and only served to make the whole thing look fake!

soad

30,303 posts

121 months

Saturday 6th July
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Kamaz?! I remember them looking like this (in the 90s)...

Mackofthejungle

837 posts

140 months

Monday 8th July
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Boring rubbish. It's like a kids idea of cool....which is all well and good, but sadly it's like a kid was in charge of actually filming it.

PhillipM

5,707 posts

134 months

Monday 8th July
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His Huracan was pretty boring to watch compared to the old RX7 tbfh too.

Big Robbo

176 posts

91 months

Tuesday 9th July
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What a miserable bunch PH is becoming..."it's CGI" ....." Kids filmed it" ...FFS it's a laugh. You don't often see a Lamborghini doing silly stuff, you don't see a KAMAZ truck anywhere so

Ledzep

13 posts

88 months

Tuesday 9th July
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Good man Big Robbo.