C6 Corvette ZR1 Creates Tunnel Smoke Show

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Most Corvette ZR1 owners won’t drive in mud. This guy does burnouts in it.

This muddy burnout video comes to us from the LsxCalibration YouTube channel, and it features a C6 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 doing a burnout in the middle of the nowhere. In fact, this supercar is roasting the tires through a tunnel flanked by dirt roads, covering the paved surface in mud and making the burnout even easier for the 638-horsepower C6.

Corvette ZR1 Burnout on Dirt

A burnout in the mud

When we first found this video, it looked as though the Corvette ZR1 was doing a burnout on a dirt road. Upon further inspection, it appears as though there is a short span of pavement running through this old tunnel. If you look closely, there appears to be a curb on both sides of the road leading into the concrete tunnel and the surface looks too smooth to be dirt. We are guessing that this desolate dirt road has a short paved section through the tunnel, leading to vehicles tracking mud onto the paved portion and making it look like one continuous dirt road.

Smokin’ C6

Shortly after the video begins, the Corvette ZR1 lurches forward a bit as the driver drops the clutch and the rear wheels begin to spin. As smoke engulfs the car, the camera view jumps to the end of the dark tunnel, letting hear the LS9 roar as it shreds the skins.

After some 20 seconds of stationary burnout, the C6 Corvette creeps forward, continuing to smoke the tires as the car inches through the tunnel. From there, the camera view bounces from the beginning of the beginning of the tunnel to the rear of the car to the end of the tunnel, giving us a variety of angles of this big, nasty burnout.

Once the tunnel is adequately filled with smoke, the C6 Corvette ZR1 races away with the tires still spinning and smoking.

The final few seconds of this video offers us a close-up look at the rear tires of the ZR1, with the inner materials of the tires literally hanging through what little rubber is left. We don’t know how much tread life was left on these tires when the driver started this burnout, but there was none left when he was done.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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