Believe it or not, it is possible to cook food in your car’s engine bay, in fact, you can even tackle cooking a Thanksgiving dinner using this method. By choosing that route, the food will cook using the waste heat from the engine, which obviously takes a good amount of time. However, one Lamborghini Aventador owner in China recently figured out a much faster way to cook food with a car, although, it wasn’t as successful.
The Lamborghini Aventador crackles and pops to perfection
The Lamborghini Aventador is a 700-plus horsepower exotic car that’s known for its superior performance. According to Car and Driver’s testing, the Aventador is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds and can even reach a top speed of 217 mph. But we bet you didn’t know that it can also cook a kebab.
At least that’s what one Aventador owner thought when he tried to take advantage of the car’s crackle tune. A “crackle tune” is when the car is tuned to dumps raw fuel into the exhaust where it combusts and shoots flames, reports The Drive. Knowing this, the owner decided to use those flames to cook a kebab as onlookers watched. Surprisingly, it worked. At least for a moment.
The Aventador was well-done
Right when the owner figured his kebab was well-done, the Aventador’s engine bay starts to go up in smoke. Fortunately, the car was turned off in time just as red coolant started to leak out of the engine bay. It looked like something out of an automotive horror movie.
According to Jalopnik, the leaking coolant was most likely caused by a burst coolant hose or fitting possibly due to revving a cold engine really hard. When the engine is still cold, and the thermostat hasn’t had a chance to open completely, then bad things (like a coolant leak) can happen. The Drive noted that there most likely wasn’t any serious damage done to the engine, however, the owner will need to refill the coolant and clean the engine bay afterward. That’s a pretty small price to pay for what could have been a far more expensive repair.
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Is it a good idea to crackle cook food?
No. Just because there happen to be flames shooting out of a car’s exhaust, it doesn’t mean that it’s a good energy source in which to cook food. When a car crackles, pops and shoots flames, it’s also passing unburnt fuel through the exhaust system.
That unburnt fuel can easily make its way onto the food. Aside from the obvious gross taste of fuel, it’s not a good idea to put that into your body either, regardless if it’s the best kabob ever made. If anything, you’re better off sticking to street vendor carts or a trusty restaurant to cook your food. Otherwise, you might end up like the Aventador owner with his broken exotic car and a massively bruised ego.