The art of performing a burnout is a relatively easy thing to do, that is if one knows what they’re doing. Any sign of indecision stemming from not knowing what to do is a recipe for disaster and as we’ve seen from countless videos of hooners trying in vain to perform burnouts, that ’recipe for disaster’ often leads to busted clutches.
So it goes without saying that anytime we can spread the gospel of how NOT to perform a burnout, well, we consider it a matter of utmost importance. After all, cars aren’t supposed to be treated in such a way. Now, like we said, if the driver knew exactly the trick to perform a burnout without having the clutch of his car explode, then that’s all well and good, but the reality is, a majority of people who do perform the stunt have no idea what they’re getting into. Example # 4,532 is this dude behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Golf GTI , who learned the hard way that performing burnouts are the fastest way to destroy your clutch.