Video: Street racing fails

Tom Webster

Hooning a fast car away from a set of traffic lights is never going to win you many fans, however satisfying it feels. Even people who like cars are likely to think you are a bit of a fool, or at the least a show off.

However, you are guaranteed to elicit mockery if you manage to do what the drivers of the Lamborghini and the Pontiac do in these two clips – and lose control of your highly expensive and powerful car moments after nailing the accelerator.

We think the girl in the Pontiac video puts it best when she says simply: "What a jerk." Click below to see two examples of vehicle power winning over human talent.