This is now how you do a burnout in a Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe.
Performing a burnout on a public road is never a good idea, particularly on a crowded street full of bystanders. It's easy to lose control: we've already seen what can go wrong at Cars & Coffee events. In Sydney, Australia, the owner of a Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe attempted to perform a burnout to show off to a crowd on a suburban street during a wedding. We say attempted because they failed to pull it off, causing the car to literally burn out.
In a video shared on social media, the AMG C63 is repeatedly revved hard. Turns out the inexperienced driver made a rookie error: he left the traction control on, so the rear wheels refused to spin.
Refusing to give up, the persistent owner keeps trying to burn rubber in front of the crowd. Eventually, smoke starts to billow - but not from the rear tires. Seconds later, the high-performance sedan bursts into flames. It hasn't been confirmed exactly what wrong, but it's believed the transmission overheated from the abuse.
Luckily, the driver and two male passengers escaped the burning car in time. Nobody was hurt in the incident, but the Mercedes-AMG C63 couldn't be saved by firefighters. The fire also caused damage to the surrounding road surface. Normally, a brand-new Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe will set you back at least $69,900.
In this case, however, the 25-year old driver won the car in a raffle last year so he probably thought he got away with torching the performance sedan. When the emergency services arrived, he claimed the car "caught fire while being driven down the road" due to a mechanical fault.
Unfortunately for him, the entire incident was captured on film by a bystander and shared on social media, clearly showing him trying to do a tire-smoking burnout in the performance sedan. This made it easy for police to find the incriminating footage. Police caught up with him, and now he's facing charges for dangerous and negligent driving. He is due to appear in court this March.