Lexus SC Burns Its Brakes Out at TX2K14

Burnouts... Some consider them a proper way to heat up your tires and make them stickier before a drag race, other think it's some form of art because, like any other art piece, it's beautiful and useless. But others see it only as a form of destroying their old tires to make sure nobody will use them for something else.
Lexus SC flaming burnout 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
And along with the rear tires you can also cook the brake discs. An occasional burnout is not dangerous if you know when to stop, but if you make a habit turning rubber into smoke everywhere you go, at least fit your car with a line lock.

The line lock is a device that allows the front brakes to lock independently of the rear ones via a switch. This controls a valve that traps braking fluid when you brake in the front calipers, keeping the pistons biting in the disks. This means that when you take the foot off the brakes, the rear axle remains free while the front is fully locked in place so you can burnout until the car catches on fire.

Otherwise, a burnout without a line lock will create a lot of friction on the rear brake rotors and that can be seen in the video bellow, where this Lexus SC nearly sets the whole rear end on fire at this year's TX2K, thanks to an LS V8 engine under the hood and a careless attitude.

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