Here’s a video that we made last summer during a day at California’s Willow Springs International Raceway when the gearhead crew from the Fast and Furious movie was having a fun day thrashing on some cars. The guys asked us to bring the real F-Bomb with its Nelson Racing Engines twin-turbo mill and do some burnouts and 180s that were used for sound clips in the movie. They had a mic with us inside the car, another mounted outside, and a bunch of audio guys recording the mayhem.
On this day we did at least three quarter-mile burnouts that the crew called the Shuttle Launch because there was so much endless tire smoke. They also asked us to do a ton of forward 180s and some drifting with lots of throttle action to get some blowoff-valve sounds.
By the way, this is all with the engine at its lowest boost setting of about 7 psi.
It was a lot of fun, but we destroyed a set of Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials. We found out that they stop making smoke when they get all the way down to the cords!