Doing donuts in a car is one of the highest forms of humankind’s interactions with the physical world. It’s a delicate dance of form and shape, of machine and biology, of rubber and asphalt. That said, if you do them in the middle of a busy bridge and cause an enormous traffic jam, you’re a jackass who’s going to ruin…
Behold, the king of all donuts. Hands-free donuts.
The BMW Isetta is one of the cutest cars ever made, with its front-opening door and teeny-tiny dimensions. Thankfully, it looks no less cute when it does adorable little donuts.
One of the purest joys in all of racing is when the race cars aren’t in competition and just get hooned like regular cars. Red Bull Racing was Hungary (get it? GET IT??? Like, Hungary “the country,” “hungry” the need for sustenance... you know what? I’m sorry. Jesus, I’m sorry) for donuts this week, so they let…
The Chevrolet Cavalier is one of those great hallmarks of “meh:” a car so aggressively bleh that you can’t hardly feh about it. They fade into the background unless they’re covered in Insane Clown Posse stickers or something. Yet this driver found a way to make even a beige Cavalier exciting.
The goofballs at Hoonigan turned an old Volvo V60 (RIP) into what is basically a full-sized Crazy Cart and proceeded to do the tightest donuts physically possible. Or maybe it’s more like a portable Disneyland teacup ride... deathtrap. Looks fun.
The Hill Country Rallye is an annual gathering for aircooled Porsches on the twisty roads of central Texas, and this year’s event brought out 130 of the best cars on the planet. Even with one of the most coveted cars on the planet, the siren song of a gravel parking lot must be answered.
The “seeking gourmet donuts” crowd and the “needing to get my car washed and detailed next to the highway” crowd don’t overlap much in Manhattan, which I imagine is why so few people I talk to have been to Underwest Donuts.
Y’all got some of that LSD? The limited-slip differential is perhaps the best drug known to hoon-kind. It’s the trick tech that keeps your burnouts from being sad one-tire fires. Once you drive one, you’re hooked. The Hoonigans released this absurd, nearly 45-minute megacut of their best burnouts, donuts and stunts,…
Bizarrely, this is the first time I’ve ever heard donuts (car donuts, not the kind you get from Tim Hortons or Krispy Kreme) referred to as “cookies.” Either way, I’m now both hungry and ready to spin a big, loud muscle car around in circles after watching this footage from a “Cookie Contest” in Iowa.
The Porsche Macan may be best known as the demon scourge of the Nordstrom parking lot, but thankfully, some of you Macan drivers are out there proving the little crossover’s worth by getting sideways in the snow.
The delightful nuts at YouTube’s Shifted Interests channel swapped a 1000 cc Yamaha FZ1 engine into a Smart Fortwo, more than doubling the horsepower and making it a whole lot rowdier. What do you do with such a delightful build in the winter? Snownuts, duh.
I tend to like German cars. The Volkswagen Golf is good. An E30 BMW 3 Series is also good. Throwing the rear subframe of an E30 under a forest green Golf and then destroying some tires is just something else.
You don’t need tons of horsepower or even a car to go have fun on four wheels in the snow. Case in point: this tractor. If your car is sadly parked and not doing donuts right now, then congratulations, it’s just been out-done by a humble farm implement.
Much of the northeast is in full winter blast mode, and for reader Tom Lawrowski, that meant it was the perfect weather for his F80-generation BMW M3. Clearly, snow removal is the best use of 444 horsepower.
The Ferrari F40 is one of the most coveted rare supercars on earth. If you own one, you should do snownuts in it.
It’s easy to be tricked into thinking that ripping a sweet, tidy donut in the Hoonigans’ tiny parking lot is no big deal when so many guests on their Daily Transmission reels make it look so easy. Thankfully, their blooper reel of crashes and carnage proves otherwise.
Formula One cars are pretty rad, as are sweet tire-destroying donuts. Fortunately, Red Bull keeps its V8-powered RB7 car around to show off. “This thing’s sick” is perhaps the biggest understatement of the year.
Be surprised: the tidiest donuts I’ve seen in ages are from a front-wheel-drive car. Behold one Renault Clio IV RS 200 EDC smoking its front meats in a set of amazing pirouettes.
Is there anything nicer than a sweet older gentleman who still has his Porsche 914-6 after 45 years? Well, if that man is Pikes Peak legend, filmmaker and Porsche nut Jeff Zwart, you can bet there’s some burnouts and donuts involved—and we’re not talking about a run out to Krispy Kreme, either.