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The doughnut is a simple stunt being pulled off in powerfull rear and all wheel drive cars, with limited slip differentials. Besides use in stunt driving it is also a common way of celebrating victory. It's best applied on slick surface, not only because of an easier application, but also because it saves the hugh tire wear.

To do the donut, you will have to put the car (Even an auto) into first gear, and spin the wheels under acceleration. The easiest form is to stand still, apply full lock, rev the enginge up to the redline or so, and quickly declutch. It's mechanically better for the car to do this stunt with a rolling start. Note that if you are going a bit fast, or if the car has a tendency of understeer, you will need to apply a flick and/or handbrake turn.

The burnout

A burnout is a method of spinning the wheels without any forward or sideways movement. It is best engaged on a slick surface, which is sometimes intentionally laid out for the driver. In a front wheel drive car, it can be performed simply by rugh acceleration while holding up the handbrake. Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive cars can be modified to perform this trick too (the main modification is the installation of "line locks"), allowing to use left foot braking to balance the brakes (which have a front-bias) and the spinning wheels (which are the rear ones, and have a rear bias).

Another method of performing a burnout in less powerfull cars, is to roll into it quickyl in reverse, putting it quickly into first (possibly with double de-clutch) and than threading the accelerator. If done in a slight angle, it can create a hook-shaped tire mark.

It is possible to use physical pressure to induce burnouts: Bikers can hold the bike while spinning the front tire, while NASCAR drivers would rather put the front of the car against the guardrail.

Both burnouts and donuts put where on the tires (only on the dry) and on the drivetrain (in every condition) and are not highly reconmended, especailly not on dry public roads with new tires.