Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 4 months ago 20
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What Happens If You Launch A 600bhp Rallycross Car On Dish Soap?

In this new episode of The Hoonigans' Scumbag Labs, the team try to see if a thick layer of washing-up liquid can actually stop a 600bhp rallycross car from launching

Remind me later

Fresh from seeing if you can do burnouts using plywood wheels, the guys from Scumbag Labs (think of the series as a more ‘Murican Garage 54) thought they’d try losing traction in very different way. Specifically, using washing-up liquid.

The team dumped a whole load of the stuff in a specially-made platform, on which was parked a 600bhp Ford Focus rallycross car. Hardly a car wanting for traction.

But in this situation, how might the car react while performing a hard launch? Would it still hook up? Could it be kept spinning long enough to get into sixth gear? Give the video a watch to find out.