We’ve seen this before where someone attempts a burnout and instead they end up causing serious damage to their clutch. It’s a hard thing to watch as there is all that smoke and noise, and yet the rear tires remain firmly planted to the pavement. You just want someone to tell the driver they are doing it wrong and put an end to the painful exercise.
We caught this video recently uploaded to YouTube featuring a Black C7 Corvette Z06 and we can imagine the driver telling the cameraman to “hold his beer” while making the burnout attempt. Instead of burning rubber, smoke from the roasted clutch is pouring out from the rear of the Corvette as well as through the engine compartment.
Burnouts in a manual transmission Corvette can be a tricky thing for some. Sure you have plenty of power with 650-horsepower on tap, but those Michelin pilot sport tires provide a sticky grip and unless you get them spinning, well, you can see what happens here: