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Why Every 2018 Mustang Owner is Going to Need More Tires

Tires are designed to stick to the ground—that's why you don't just skid when you press the brakes, and why you go when you press the accelerator. It takes a powerful engine with a lot of torque to make the wheels spin freely against the ground, while the vehicle remains stationary.

This move is called a burnout, because you are burning your tires. By some measurements from drag racing cars, the surface of the wheels can exceed 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Forget hyperbolic hot-sidewalk metaphors—you could literally cook an egg at that temperature.

It just so happens…

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