2015 Ford Mustang GT: Can Your CEO Do a Burnout?
July 24, 2015
Can Tim Cook do a burnout? What about Google's Larry Page? Nissan's Carlos Ghosn or GM's Mary Barra? We suspect Barra can lay some stripes, given her background and engineering experience. But those other guys? Pfft.
But ours can.
Edmunds.com CEO Avi Steinlauf recently took the wheel of our since-departed (sigh) Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, with Road Test Editor Carlos Lago sitting shotgun and showing our chief executive how to generate wonderful plumes of noxious smoke from the rear wheelwells. With 550 horsepower sent through an automatic transmission, the Jag is the perfect foil for our man to stand on the brake and mash the gas.
Things get a little trickier when Avi and Carlos move to the three-pedal 2015 Ford Mustang GT, but our CEO quickly nails the sequence of clutch, brake and modulating throttle. When they engage the Mustang's line lock feature later, the tires don't stand a chance.
Is your car ready for new tires? Are the freshly paved streets in your neighborhood in need of some local art? Don't know how to do a burnout, or just rusty? Click the jump for a primer on one of the most satisfying and primal acts of car control that NHTSA, the EPA and your local law enforcement certainly do not approve of.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor