By Patrick Rall
The only thing better than watching a big, smokey burnout being performed by the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is watching BUNCH of burnouts by said Charger SRT8 and the only thing better than watching someone destroy the factory tires of a new SRT Charger is watching Sam Hubinette tear it up in that very same new Charger.
This video was shot at an new product launch for the SRT lineup at Willow Springs Raceway and after the media was done running the car too deep into turns and wiping out the front tires – the drivers took to the track to finish off the stock rubber in glorious fashion. After doing a handful of pretty decent burnouts (that could have been better with better shift control), former Mopar drift racer Samuel Hubinette got behind the wheel of the Charger for some good ol fashioned tire shredding sideways fun. A handful of burnouts followed by some drifting at the hands of a champion in the field most certainly made those factory tires good for nothing more than lining the wall of the track so what do you do when your Charger SRT8 tires are too chewed up to do any more burnouts?
You switch cars.
The end of this video features even more tire shredding madness with the help of a 2012 Chrysler 300C SRT8 shot from afar – serving as icing on a very tasty cake. Enjoy!