We’re not sure what’s up with this trend, but it’s not the first time this has happened.

People are really putting in work to strengthen the case for self-driving cars. We’ve got idiots in Mustangs crashing on a regular basis, dumb asses in supercars crashing almost as frequently, and now we’re looking at another video of someone trusting the old straps of a flatbed truck to hold his Mercedes-AMG C63 S in place while he does a sitting burnout while the truck drives down the highway.

Burning Out on a Flatbad – Cool or Dumb?

The video above and the video below were posted by Russian Instagram user archi_6.3 who is, apparently, from Saint Petersburg, Russia. We have to admit that the sitting burnout while the flatbed drives down the highway does look pretty cool, but at the same time, it’s dangerous as hell. At one point, disaster really did creep up on coolguy Archi as the Mercedes started to sway a bit and did tap the front and side rails of the flatbed. There was only minor damage to the wheel and front bumper, but still – it could have been a lot worse.

One has to admit that the guy behind the wheel – the owner of the car – does have a lot of courage. I’m not sure I’d trust those aged tie-down straps to hold a six-figure car in place. Had one of them given way, this cool stunt could have turned into a deadly stunt, but we’re still kind of glad we got to see it nonetheless – it was pretty cool to see. It’s certainly not the first time we’ve seen it, and we have a hunch that it won’t be the last.

For the uninitiated, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S is powered by a hand-built 4.0-liter, turbocharged, V-8 that delivers a commendable 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. So, make no mistake, the tie downs aren’t really needed for this baby to do a good burnout. In fact, by slapping the drive mode selector into “Drift,” you’re able to send all that power straight to the rear wheels – that’s why this stunt was even possible. Of course, you really have to ask yourself if you’re willing to put a $75,000 car through this much pain just for some Instagram followers. Apparently, it was worth it to Archi.

Mercedes-AMG C63 S specifications
Displacement 3982 cm3
Power 503 HP @ 5500-6250 RPM
Max. torque 516 LB-FT @ 1750-4500 RPM
Fuel consumption NEDC combined 8.9-8.6 l/100 km
CO2 emissions 209-200 g/km
Efficiency class E (E)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.8 s
Top speed 155 mph
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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