Upgrading your vehicle is very rarely simple or easy, at least when it is done properly. The process usually involves a lot of work under the skin and out of sight, which could lead some to cut a few corners. After all, who’s going to notice if the drivetrain isn’t up to snuff when the wheels and paint are on point? Well, as it turns out, everyone will notice if your wheel suddenly detaches during a burnout, as seen with the Chevy Camaro in the following viral video.
Previously making the rounds on social media, the video is short, but brutal, showing a Chevy Camaro restomod in a somewhat spectacular mechanical failure out on public roads. The video opens on a busy surface street near Miami, Florida, with plenty of sunshine, blue skies, and palm trees in the background. We see a nice-looking Chevy Camaro with orange paint and two white racing stripes start to peel out from a stop light. It sounds like there are some folks in the background taking video, which could mean this Chevy Camaro is leaving a local car show.
The two-door is riding on some massive wheels wrapped in thin low-profile tires. It’s uncertain what’s under the hood, but this thing is likely making a bit of power to match the eye-grabbing looks.
As the Chevy Camaro starts to burn rubber, we hear a loud clunk noise, and the driver’s side rear wheel comes loose. The rear end of the Chevy Camaro lifts up as the rear bumper rides over the ultra-wide wheel, the rear brake caliper hanging down underneath the car.
Those watching react with some painful “oohs” as the wheel starts to slowly roll into the intersection. An onlooker runs out in the street to grab it before it can cause any more damage.
The moral of the story is clear – upgrade your drivetrain to match the rest of the restomod.
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