KW suspensions is proud to support a wide range of motorsport disciplines, and in 2014 is hugely excited to launch a new partnership with professional drifter MadMike Whiddett.
The New Zealand-based drifter – who is backed by Red Bull and Mazda Motors – has established himself as one of the world’s most exciting drivers piloting his BADBUL quad-rotor Mazda RX7. Since joining the sport in 2007, MadMike has won multiple championships as well as conquering the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb – a performance that awarded him with the title Most Exciting Driver 2014.
This latest partnership with KW suspensions will see MadMike’s professional drift cars equipped with Competition 3-way Race Dampers – the ultimate suspension solution offered by KW. In addition to the infamous BADBUL RX7, MadMike’s latest project ‘RADBUL’ Mazda MX5 will also receive the KW 3-Way upgrade transforming it into one of the most technically advanced drift cars in the world. Running a 26b quad-rotor, twin-turbocharged Wankel engine RADBUL is expected to produce upwards of 1200bhp to the rear wheels even on low boost!
‘Teaming up with KW suspensions is going to take BADBUL and RADBUL to a whole new level!’ added MadMike. ‘Professional drifting requires high levels of grip, and with both cars attending circuits across the world it’s essential to have a racing damper which can be fine-tuned to suit each circuit. It’s going to be incredible working with the KW guys.’
Richard Good, Managing Director of KW Automotive UK added ‘MadMike is one of the most exciting drivers in the world right now, with a huge following on social media including 1.2-million followers on Facebook alone. The speed and skill he demonstrates on track is a spectacle, and KW suspensions looks forward to developing both cars to bring more speed, smoke and angle to his driving.’
You can follow the build development of MadMike’s ‘RADBUL’ MX5 including the KW 3-Way installation by visiting the following link: Redbull.com/nz/en/motorsports/stories/1331677863197/project-radbul-power-is-nothing-without-control
TECH: KW Competition 3-Way
KW Competition dampers are designed specifically for national and international motorsports, ranging from amateur motorsports such as VLN right through to professional series including the FIA Touring Car Championship. Our 3-way adjustable racing dampers are based on a mono-tube damping construction with a separate adjustable compression reservoir canister allowing for a large range of dampening adjustment. An additional benefit is the freedom to mount the adjustable compression reservoirs away from the dampers allowing easy access for fine-tuning.