Australia has a huge affinity for muscle cars, especially their own brand of hopped-up trucks they refer to as “utes.” You’ll find plenty of powerful utes running around Australia, but if you want to really see what it means to be an Aussie muscle machine, you have to attend a burnout contest. With prizes of up to $50,000, Australia has made shredding rubber into a serious competition.
One of the foremost burnout artists in all of Oz is the EVILXA, a supercharged, big-block Ford Falcon XA. This monster tire-burning machine is both feared and envied, and the above video is from a photoshoot that of course includes some burnout actions.
Owned by one Peter Grmusa, EVILXA can be found at most of the big burnout events that take place across the heavily-populated west coast of Australia. While you might not expect a machine whose sole intentions are to turn rubber into smoke to have a lot of attention to detail, the EVILXA is as clean a ride as you’ll find at any car show.
Yet that doesn’t stop Grmusa from hopping behind the wheel and laying down the rubber. The supercharged big-block Ford engine allows the EVILXA to go from 0 to smoke almost instantly. It makes asphalt look like ice, and Grmusa demonstrates quite a lot of control for what looks like an unwieldy ride at best.
The Falcon XA is a great choice for a burnout machine, but we think America might have a few better options. If your sole job was to shred rubber, what would be your ride of choice?