Burnout

  • Australians retake biggest burnout world record at Summer Nationals 2019

    Australians kicked the new year off by retaking a record the country's gearheads have long held. The land down under is once again home to the world record for the biggest simultaneous burnout. Australia reclaimed the record from Saudi Arabia, which claimed it in 2017 with 119 cars participating to fill the surrounding area with smoke and dust. At the 2019 Summer Nationals in Australia earlier this month, 126 cars lined up to outdo the Saudis' previous record. Lines of Holdens and Fords filled the track in preparation for the world record attempt, and with the wave of a flag, drivers dumped...

  • 1200-HP diesel-powered race truck
    1,200-hp twin-turbo diesel truck defines tire roasting

    What happens when an old truck is tuned to make 1,200 horsepower from a Cummins diesel engine? Rubber is burned, and plumes of tire smoke are created. Hoonigan had Chuckle's Garage stop by with this monster: a vintage Ford pickup truck turned into a lean, mean, racing machine. As mentioned, it...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost line-lock burnout
    2018 Ford Mustang adds line-lock to turbo-4s for burnouts on-demand

    Ford is making it easier than ever to perform a well-executed burnout because who doesn't like the smell of tire smoke in the morning? The Blue Oval has announced a line-lock will be a standard feature on the 2018 Ford Mustang with the 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The line-lock...

  • 1933 Plymouth hot rod does a burnout
    1933 Plymouth hot rod is a mean burnout machine

    Hot rods are good for a couple of things: looking really cool, making the driver really cool, and doing cool things. They're just downright cool. One of those cool things hot rods do really well is performing incredibly smokey burnouts—this 1933 Plymouth sedan pulls the task off in spades...

  • Nissan GT-R four wheel burnout
    How do you do a 4-wheel burnout in an 800-hp GT-R? Chain it to a truck

    All-wheel drive is not conducive for a traditional burnout, but Hoonigan got creative to make it happen. Taylor Steffes, the owner of the Nissan GT-R in this video, drove her car from Arizona to California to just to say hello to the guys and gals at Hoonigan. But, really, she's also a participant...

  • 1975 Chevrolet Camaro Burnout Crash
    Classic Camaro Burnout Is Slow, Sad, And Ends Poorly: Video

    Burnouts are polarizing. Some folks love them, while other seem them as a way to waste money, rubber, and time. We here at MotorAuthority generally find them quite enjoyable, because we're children (both at heart, and mentally). Some burnouts, however, don't exactly get our hearts pounding. Take...

  • 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with rear brakes on fire

    You’ve probably seen hundreds of burnouts before. Heck, here at Motor Authority we’ve posted up a fair few, including some of own. But here’s one 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat burnout that takes the cake. DON'T MISS: Hellcat Vs. Hellcat: Tires Shredded, Faces Melted, Internet Broken At first, all looks normal in this video from YouTube channel MSD Performance Videos. A sinister-looking Challenger SRT Hellcat in black starts spinning its rear wheels and before you know it there’s a big cloud of smoke. But soon enough the rear brakes light up and as the driver...

  • 2014 Summernats burnout
    Australia Continues Hoon Dominance With New Burnout Record: Video

    There's Goodwood. There's Le Mans. There's the Indy 500. There are many events that an automotive enthusiast must attend over the course of his or her life. For me personally, one of those events is the Australian Summer Nationals, aka the Summernats. It's a four-day festival honoring...

  • 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat burnout video
    Dodge Rings In 2015 With A Hellcat Burnout Compilation: Video

    The new year is here, and what better way to celebrate than with some SRT Hellcat burnouts. There are only two vehicles currently fitted with the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 known as the Hellcat, the Charger and the Challenger, and they’re both here turning rubber into smoke. MUST SEE...

  • 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 buyer does delivery burnout
    2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Owner Does Massive Burnout Minutes After Delivery: Video

    It’s probably not quite correct to call someone who just plunked down something likely north of $80,000 for a new Z06 “lucky,” but that’s sure how it looks from where we’re sitting. This owner at least returns that luck with the favor of a massive burnout right after...

  • 1,029-horsepower Bisimoto Honda Odyssey
    Watch This 1,029-HP Honda Odyssey Minivan Roast Its Tires: Video

    We've all seen it happen. One of our car-loving friends sells their awesome sports car and buys a minivan because a new kid's on the way and they need more space. It's a bittersweet day for most, but it doesn't have to be. At least not if you have Bisimoto on the job. The original video of the...

  • 1,100-horsepower Chevy Nova does a burnout...with a trailer
    Watch An 1100-HP Car Do A Burnout, With A Trailer: Video

    Why do a burnout while towing a trailer? Why not?

  • 69 cars break world record at Summernats festivals in Canberra, Australia

    Each year there is a car festival held in the Australian capital Canberra. Called Summernats, short for Summer Nationals, the festival attracts revheads of all kinds and is particularly well-known for its burnout competition. This year organizers took the burnout competition to a whole new level. Instead of an individual entry, a total of 69 owners and their cars completed a simultaneous burnout and in the process set a new world record. Australia’s The Age reports that Summernats organizers were told they would need more than 50 cars to simultaneously spin their tires in order to be...

  • John Marshall warms the tires on his 1972 Corvette at Carlisle
    1972 Corvette Shows Us How Burnouts Are Done: Video

    Corvettes at Carlisle wouldn’t be complete without the annual tire-shredding burnout contest smoke-athon. This year’s event was no exception to the rule, and the top honors went to John Marshall and his “mildly modified” 1972 Corvette. By “mildly modified,” we...

  • Proof that the new Ford Focus can do a proper burnout
    Why Yes, The Ford Focus Can Do A Two Minute Burnout: Video

    If you assume that a V-8 engine or even a lot of horsepower is necessary to do a proper burnout, you’d be incorrect. As this video demonstrates, all you need is a current Ford Focus, a set of cheap (presumably used) tires and a place to let it rip without police or fire department...

  • 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Doing Burnout
    2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Burnout: Video

    Every once in a while we get a vehicle in the MotorAuthority Garage that is just begging us to lay some rubber down. The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is just such a vehicle, and we are more than happy to oblige. A quick refresher on the latest SRT8 to sport the Chrysler badge: Powered by a 6.4-liter V-8...

  • 2012 Roush Stage 3 Mustang burnout
    2012 Roush Stage 3 Mustang In Predictable Yet Awesome Burnout Video

    Why burnout? Because muscle car. Because why not. Because Roush. Whatever your justification (if you even need one) there's always a little room in the day for some gratuitous tire smoke, especially when delivered at the drive wheels of a big American V-8 that's been tuned up to 540 horsepower. The...

  • Utah Highway Patrol car does burnout for charity
    Utah Highway Patrol Fires Off 900-HP Mega-Burnout: Video

    Utah Highway Patrol officer burns rubber for charity in a 900-horsepower Charger police cruiser. Yep, it's pretty awesome.

  • Dodge Viper burnout minus the body

    Remember the Saab 9-3 wagon that received a heart transplant from a Dodge Viper we reported on yesterday? Well, here is the Dodge Viper, minus its body, just before being inserted into the shell of the awaiting Scandinavian wagon. As we can see from this video, the bodyless Dodge Viper, complete with its 8.4-liter V-10 engine, makes the perfect drift machine, although we’d hate to see what would happen if you happen to be in an accident in the thing. Oh, and yes, this was a Dodge Viper SRT10 complete with 600 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. Enjoy the video below and then hit...

  • 2009 Corvette ZR1
    Video: Jay Leno Does Burnouts In Corvette ZR1, Porsche GT2 And More!

    The video previews Jay Leno's upcoming show 'The Garage', and includes all the fire, smoke and sound a car nut loves.

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