Burnouts can be awesome – I mean of course the reckless display of tire shredding power kind, and not the dope smoking brother-in-law sort. Thing of it is, automotive burnouts are usually accompanied by copious quantities of smoke as the rubber and asphalt interact, and while in a rear-wheel drive car that’s all well behind you, in a front driver, you’ll be tasting that crap for weeks.
That’s what brings us to today’s question, which is whether or not front driver burnouts deserve the same kind of props as do their more traditional rear wheel-generated brethren. It hasn’t been all that long that front drive cars have had the cojones to even be capable of significant tire shrediffication. The early GM FWD barges – the Eldorado, Toronado and the like – had the power, but their lugubrious gearboxes and blue whale-like weight ensured that unfettered wheel spin was routinely kept in check.
Today of course there are any number of even factory rides that’ll turn tires to smoke faster than Hermoine Granger can fend off a horny Ronald Weasley – Justfriendsamentus! That being said, just because they can, doesn’t necessarily mean they should. That’s why today I want to know your opinion on the matter. What do you think, are front-wheel burnouts totally Brah! or completely Blah?