Leno teaches Brad Paisley the “Art of the Burnout” with a new Camaro ZL1

Leno teaches Brad Paisley the “Art of the Burnout” with a new Camaro ZL1

One of our favorite car-collectors, funnyman Jay Leno recently got his hands on a brand-spanking-new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for a few days courtesy of GM, and naturally awesome burnout prevailed.

As seen above in the video from “Jay Leno’s Garage”, Leno schools his guest country-star Brad Paisley in the fine art of the burnout. With the new ZL1’s awesome line-lock feature, this shouldn’t be to hard right?

After the first failed attempt by Paisley, things sorted out exactly the way they were supposed to with big white clouds of smoke, screaming tires, and intoxing rumbles from the LT4 powerplant.

So how does all this work? Michael Austin from Autoblog perfectly lays it out for you: “The function is activated through the launch control menu when the car is in Track mode and the transmission is in Drive or first gear. Once the line is activated in lock in the instrument cluster screen, the driver presses 80 pounds of pressure on the brake pedal. A status bar in the multifunction screen show a readout up to 100 percent. Then, mash the gas and light up the tires. The feature is intended for prepping for a drag strip run. But wait, there’s more. Press both center buttons on the steering wheel pads – cruise control on the left and select on the right – and a rolling burnout kicks in. Line lock works for 15 seconds before cutting throttle.”

As a refresher, the new Camaro ZL1 packs 650hp and 650lb-ft of torque from its supercharged 6.2-litre V8.






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