Mazda MX-5 Destroyed By Fire After Explosive Burnout

At the recent HyperFest event in Alton, Virginia last week, the owner of a V8-powered Miata thought it would be a smart idea to roll the lightweight sports car up to a concrete barrier before flooring the throttle in an attempt to do the wildest burnout possible.

It seems to start out fine with the rear wheels being spun into a frenzy and the tires spewing rubber and smoke. Before long however, power stops getting transferred to the tarmac and the driver unknowingly starts burning up the clutch with his foot still planted on the accelerator.

Within a matter of seconds, the gearbox couldn’t take it anymore and the clutch disc apparently shot through the bell housing, instantly causing a ferocious fire which the driver was lucky to escape from uninjured. By the time crews managed to douse the flames, the fire had engulfed most of the car.

The lesson here seems pretty clear: don’t do a burnout unless you actually know how to.


  • Six_Tymes

    he ruined a good car

  • D

    1 – Inline 6 2jz not a v8.
    2 – he did know how to do a burn out and have fun…. something let go catastrophicly in the drivetrain.
    3 – get real writers for your rag. .. I do appreciate the video tho 😉

    • Jim Ragland

      It looks like and GM LS in the engine bay which makes it a V8.

  • dhoosee

    LOVE the first guy with the fire extinguisher that piddled-out a little product, then stopped. Guy tosses it aside like “screw this…..” HA!

  • Vassilis


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