You know how in cartoons there are always flames shooting out of the back of fast cars when they lurch into motion?
Yeah, that happens in real life now.
The culprit: the McLaren 12C, a 592-HP supercar with a mid-mounted, twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V8 engine and an exhaust system that literally shoots flames out its rear end. Check it out in the video above, which was recorded at the 2016 Top Marques Monaco. If you are wondering if that's a man using $229,000 car as a cigarette lighter, the answer is yes, it is.
“The craziest thing I recorded during the 2016 Top Marques Monaco week was what you see in this video,” wrote YouTube poster 19Bozzy92. “I have no comments about it but I must admit there was a very comfortable warmth near them during that rather cold evening.”
If you’re lucky enough to have a 12C, you’re likely lucky enough to try this at home without risk.