A Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo is a kick-ass machine that we do not get here in the States. It makes use of a turbocharged 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine. Power to the rear wheels? There’s plenty of it. In face, that XR6 Turbo produces over 360 horsepower and nearly 400 pound-feet of torque. That’s a lot of juice and it makes for easy burnouts and brake stands. One dad-to-be decided to put those rear wheels to work so he could find out the gender of his soon-to-arrive child.
A man's had his car confiscated after sending blue smoke through the NSW town of Silverdale to reveal the gender of a baby. Police found video online and wasted no time charging the driver, two friends and even the baby's grandmother. https://t.co/OyAjjYbB1y #GenderReveal #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/9d89esYEZg
— 7NEWS Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) April 4, 2019
A gender reveal party is when family and friends get together to learn whether a forthcoming child is going to be a boy or a girl. Typically, this is done through a cake, cupcakes, balloon pop, or other method wherein the gender is revealed through pink or blue coloring hidden inside baked goods or other vessels. The delivery method for gender revelations can also be applied to tires.
With gender-prepped rubber installed, a throttle happy bloke put pedal to carpet. Blue smoke quickly emerged as his Falcon XR6 Turbo began to eviscerate the rear tires. This didn’t go down well with the local police.
The driver was charged with “aggravated burnout offenses. According to AutoEvolution, his car was impounded for three months, while his license was suspended for six. Four others were charged with anti-hoon crimes, including the grandmother-to-be.
Australia doesn’t mess around with what it deems reckless driving. Which is hilarious because Australia is also home to the gnarliest burnouts on the planet. Some of the greatest bit of motorsport on the planet. And it’s also the future wasteland expanse prowled by one Mad Max.
That penalty is rather stiff for a happy gent burning off a set of wheels in an otherwise quiet cul-de-sac.
[Source: 7NEWS Brisbane Twitter via AutoEvolution]