You’ll need your headphones for this one. Monster Energy recently dropped this video of a drift battle, aptly titled #BATTLEDRIFT – Vaughn vs. Daigo, where a heavily modified Lamborghini Murcielago goes head-to-head against a Ford Mustang.

The battle takes place in Niigata, Japan with professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr importing his Ford Mustang RTR to square off against a Japanese local, Daigo Saito. If you’d like to know the full name of his drift machine, it’s referred to as the Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR.

Under the hood, you’ll find a Ford Racing 5.0 litre Aluminator V8 XS engine that provides 550 hp, mated to a close-ratio six-speed transmission. Tein suspension, a RTR bodykit, Wildwood front and rear brakes and HRE wheels wrapped in Nitto NT05 tyres are just some of modification on the tricked-up pony.

Lamborghini Murcielago vs Ford Mustang drift

If you’re expecting Vaughn’s opponent to bring out a JDM special, think again. Instead, this Lamborghini Murcielago is his weapon of choice. Built by Liberty Walk and Phat Five Racing, the Italian supercar wears a bodykit from the Japanese tuner. Thankfully the trademark scissor doors are retained on this drift car.

The Murcielago’s 6.5 litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine is retained here along with the six-speed manual. The engine is aided by HKS pod filters, a straight flow exhaust with a cross section and an ECU remap to now deliver 650 hp. Power is channelled to the rear wheels, as the car’s original all-wheel drive system has been ditched entirely for obvious reasons.

In the video, both cars are seen battling it out on a touge run as they head into the abandoned Niigata Russian Village. This is accompanied by copious amounts of sliding around, tyre smoke and the glorious noises of the V8 and V12 engines. Certainly a great end to the week, don’t you think?