For years I’ve gone on about how cool Toyota Previas are, with their midengine/rear-wheel drive platform tucked under an egg-shaped minivan body. But it turns out Toyota wasn’t the only one to follow this formula.
Because it’s unofficially summer, and you’ve got nothing better to do.
Even mighty old-school American trucks wuss out once in awhile.
Is the beautiful destruction of tires reserved for cars that are super or muscle? No! Also cars of such lowly provenance as a front-wheel drive model year 2000 Volkswagen Beetle can be blessed with the smoke of joyous ruination.
The Bricklin SV-1 is known for a great many things – safety, gullwing doors, an insatiable, burning hunger for poutine that, despite its voracious and menacing appetite, can never be satisfied – but burnouts is not one of those things. And while it was a bit of a Canadian, it did come with a big honking American V8.…
This video purports to be the ultimate Subaru Sambar burnout. It’s great, yes. But is it the ultimate in Subaru Sambar burnouts?
I once spent some time with a Shelby GT500 on some very worn tires. The traction control remained, at all times, very on. I did burnouts for days.
More power doesn’t always make shredding tires easier.
The Bugatti burnout may be the most elusive burnout of all. Here’s a 1,200 horsepower Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car Edition lighting up all four tires.
This is a Chevy pickup truck with a 14.2-liter V8 pulled from a Scania. What does it do? Burnouts.
The 1990s Mercury Cougar was maybe not the most important car ever made, or the most beautiful, or the most beloved. But it could do a burnout, and that’s what counts.
What if you don’t have the flame-spitting, huge horsepower car of your dreams? What if you’re stuck driving your mom’s minivan? Can you still do a burnout? Uh hell to the yes you can.
The inline six engine, smooth, powerful, wonderfully sonic, is one of the most cherished features of all kinds of foreign cars. Skyline GT-Rs, BMWs, even some old Astons are beloved for the use of I6s. But who says you need a foreign car for a great straight six?
“Forever” might be a slight overstatement, but not even popping the tire stops this burnout. Nope! They whittle the wheel of this $300 special down to the nub. Behold, the very essence of “hold my beer and watch this.”
There is perhaps no more low-key amazing car culture in the world than in New Zealand. For example, here is a video simply captioned ‘testing the new exhaust.’
This 1974 Oldsmobile with the 455 big block appears to want to cloud itself from view. It performs a burnout to deploy a smoke screen. Excellent move!
Tug of war in the automotive realm is usually done with bend-prone lifted trucks. Formula Drift professional nutbars Ryan Tuerck and Chris Forsberg tried the game out with their drift cars.
You need to be determined to do a burnout in a Fiat 126p.
O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed while the tire smoke was still clearing?
“Jimmy, what’s your professional opinion?”