Image: Eric Ruysch (YouTube)

“Have you ever blown up 3 tires in one day?” asks Eric Ruysch on YouTube. I can tell by his video of a 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis that he is the wise voice of experience on such matters, and we should watch his car destroy two more.

The Mercury Grand Marquis was always a stately land yacht favored by families and old people, but the things that you could do with it were anything but.

This example sounds a bit louder than your average Ford V8—which we’re big fans of—and proceeds to calmly and smoothly roast its rear tires into oblivion and leave the ground ablaze.

That’s a good burnout.