Watch a Porsche Carrera GT Do Donuts and Burnouts Galore
Time to make the donuts.
The tires of the Porsche Carrera GT have probably received more coverage than the rubber on any other supercar, thanks in no small part to the aging tires’ alleged role in the death of Paul Walker back in 2013. Clearly, these tires need to be destroyed. Ideally, as dramatically as possible.
So kudos to the brave Porsche Carrera GT driver who brought his black mid-Aughts supercar to Cars and Coffee Italy 2016 and proceeded to immolate his rear rubbers with extreme prejudice. In this video, posted to YouTube account of noted supercar spotter NM2255, the driver proceeds to vaporize the tires for roughly an entire minute, transforming solid rubber into sweet-smelling white vapor. Not surprisingly, the crowd eats it up with a metaphorical spoon.
To be honest, we can’t quite tell whether this Monaco-registered Porsche is wearing the original Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires or the new Pilot Super Sports—but does it really matter? if we had the means to scoop up a Carrera GT, these are probably the sort of antics we’d engage in whether we had old tires on it or not. After all, Porsche’s previous supercar may have been build off the bones of a defunct Le Mans race car, but its mid-engined layout and rear-wheel-drive powertrain make it one hell of a donut-making machine. And with that 5.7-liter V-10 engine spitting out a maximum of 612 horsepower, the Carrera GT makes more than enough power to utterly overwhelm those tires, sending them off to the Great Beyond accompanied by a chorus of high-octave exhaust notes.