We have seen burnouts in movies and also in real life sometimes. Speaking in petrolhead terms, a burnout is the practice of keeping a vehicle stationary while spinning its wheels. A burnout causes the tires to heat up too much and also emit smoke due to the friction with the ground.
If the burnout is continued for an extended duration, the brakes may also overheat and turn red. This can be avoided by the usage of a line lock, which locks the front brakes independently of the rear ones.
But here, in this video, you can see the brakes of a Lexus SC catch fire due continuous burnout.
Here is the video footage:
Obviously the Lexus SC used in this video is not equipped with a line lock. You can see the car performs burnouts until the brakes almost catch fire during this year’s TX2K event.
Here are the technical specifications of the Lexus SC:
4,293 cc 4.3 liters V 8 front engine with 91 mm bore, 82.5 mm stroke, 10.5 compression ratio, double overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and four valves per cylinder 3UZ-FE
Premium unleaded fuel 91
Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 19, country/highway (mpg): 25 and combined (mpg): 21
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 25 and EPA city (mpg): 19
Multi-point injection fuel system
19.8 gallon main premium unleaded fuel tank
Power: 215 kW , 288 HP SAE @ 5,600 rpm; 317 ft lb , 430 Nm @ 3,400 rpm