Up until the last couple of years, the only AWD vehicle that I had ever spent a good amount of time actually driving it was a black Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4. It belonged to an aunt, and every now and then I’d borrow it and go rag the hell out of that car with no guilt whatsoever. I was sixteen and the Mitsubishi was the closest thing to a supercar I was going to get my greasy mitts on anytime soon. It cornered with the ferocity of a hungry mountain lion, hauled tail that prior to, I had never experienced, and gave me my first bit of respect for what the Japanese auto manufacturers could do when it came to performance.
Canyon racing was fun, but this delinquent had to give something a shot one night. On a lone street out in the prairie east of Colorado Springs, I pulled into a dusty intersection at some unholy hour of the morning, turned the wheel, matted the gas and…failed completely, driving the car into the tall weeds. I’ve never done an all-wheel-drive burnout, but after watching this collection, I have the urge to go make a second attempt at it. Problem is, the only AWD vehicle I can get the keys to is my wife’s Silverado…and I’d be six feet under if I even attempted the stunt.