Has your heartbeat skipped when watching burnouts on television or movies? If so, there are a few steps on how to burnout. Remember, stunts on tv are performed by professional drivers on a closed course.
The classic burn out is almost always performed with a rear wheel drive automobile with a manual transmission. But, you can learn how to do a burnout with a manual front wheel drive car.
The more horsepower under the hood, the better. It is best to have a car with at least 300 or more horsepower to learn how to burn out.
Let’s assume you have the ultimate car to do a burnout, a rear wheel drive car with a manual transmission. With the car stopped, push the clutch completely to the floor and the transmission in first gear. Start to rev up the engine. Once the RPMs are between 4000-7000 drop the clutch and floor the gas pedal.
If you are successful, the clutch, along with the engine, will send power and torque to the wheels. Immediately take your foot off the clutch and begin to press the brake to hold the car in place.
Try to press the brake hard enough to hold the car in place, but not so you lock up the rear tires and make the clutch slip. You want to spin tires.
For front wheel drive cars, learning how to do a burnout is a bit harder. Since weight is over the front wheels due to the engine’s location, there’s better traction. Also, a front wheel drive car generally has less power as they are designed for safety. Use the emergency brake instead of the brake pedal so you don’t end up in a burnouts gone horribly wrong video.
The more the tires spin, the hotter the car’s components are. Tires get very hot during the time the tires are spinning. Burning too long may cause them to melt and the brakes will also heat up. If you apply the brakes too long, or too hard, they may start to glow red or catch on fire and you may find yourself in a burnouts gone horribly wrong video on youtube or google. Watch the video on Shelby Monsters official channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn076a6bKAM to learn how to burnout without ending up in a fail video.