WHY do burnout cars catch fire? It’s a topic that has sparked thousands of 'polite' internet discussions and it’s something we get asked about all the time. Cars are lighting up now more than ever, but to be honest, we weren’t exactly sure why. So we decided to ask the people who’d definitely know – the burnout drivers themselves.

We spoke to all the main culprits, including Fred Watson, who pilots the very flammable FEAR Monaro, along with Steve Loader and Justen Brown, who both seem to be fire magnets no matter what car they’re in. We also talked to a few blokes who haven’t had any dramas with fires, to find out what their secret is.

Check out the video to hear the definitive answer – and to see lots of burnout cars bursting into flames!

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