The recipe for a successful Australian burnout car is fairly simple: Take one road vehicle, put in enough power and gearing that the rear tires don’t have a prayer, a fan that works well enough to blow the tire smoke out of the cabin so the driver doesn’t choke on it all, and have fun until something blows up…tires, radiator, engine, whatever works, mate. Many write it off as automotive juvenile delinquency, but it looks like a riot to us and provided we had the means, we’d throw a Paxton onto a mid-90s Mustang Cobra that had a spool out back and wouldn’t come back until we either had a trophy or a shell of a car left.
But what kind of balls does it take to bring a full-kill, 8,000 horsepower door car into the skidpad and mat the throttle? 400 horsepower is more than enough to get the job done, 800 horsepower is enough to cause havoc…8,000 horsepower is enough to induce involuntary loss of bowel control if you don’t know what you are doing in a straight line, much less whipping donuts. Yet, the driver of this Holden HK Monaro decided to give the burnout contest a try. Just watch…this one is glorious: