Burnouts are the flashiest way to get attention in a car. Showing off to your friends might seem cool, but what is it actually doing to your tires?
Jason Fenske of decided to measure the temperature of his car's tires during a burnout to see what kind of heat builds up in regular street tires when you smoke 'em. Using a Flir thermal camera to measure surface temperature, he lights up the tires on his Honda S2000 and hits the record button.
It takes less than five seconds for the tires to reach over 300 degrees Fahrenheit once they start spinning, and thanks to that heat-mapping camera, we get to see it all in stunning real time. It's great to watch, and informative too—you'll definitely have a newfound appreciation for the abuse a street tire endures in a typical burnout. Take a look for yourself, and soak in that sweet burnout action.