Video: Top 10 Best Cars to Do Donuts In – Happy National Donut Day!

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It’s National Donut Day and to car enthusiasts, that might mean something entirely different than sweet, fried pastries.

While we can’t recommend you to do donuts in your car unless it’s in a safe environment, donuts have always been an important part of automotive culture, long before drifting became popular. So what better way to celebrate National Donut Day than to pick out the top 10 best cars to do donuts in?

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10. Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger may be heavy, but it’s one of the most powerful rear-wheel-drive sports cars that you can get your hands on, especially if you grab yourself a Hellcat model. Besides, what’s more entertaining than a Dodge Challenger Donk sporting 24- and 26-inch wheels doing donuts?

9. Chevrolet Camaro

Like the Challenger, the Chevrolet Camaro is another formidable American sports car to enjoy doing donuts in. You don’t even need the 580-horsepower Camaro ZL1 to have fun, as the above video proves that the SS is more than enough.

8. Ford Mustang

Truth be told, there isn’t much separating the Challenger, Camaro and Mustang when it comes to doing donuts. But the reason why we chose the Ford Mustang to rank ahead of the other two is simply because even when you’re running from the cops, the Mustang has time to take a break and rip some donuts.

7. Porsche 911

If we’re being honest, any Porsche model is fun to do burnouts in: Cayman, Boxster, whatever. But the 911 is the most popular model out there and it’s no secret that they’re some of the best to drive as well. And don’t think they’re too high-brow to have some old fashioned fun. Just check out this Porsche 997 GT3 doing donuts!

6. Any of these 75 Cars Doing Donuts for a World Record!

We’re well aware that this isn’t a single car. But how could we possibly do a list of the best cars to do donuts in without tossing in a video of the Guinness World Record for 75 cars simultaneously doing donuts? You can pick your own out of the lot here!

5. Lamborghini Gallardo

It’s probably not at the very top of the list for things to do in a Lamborghini Gallardo, but after seeing a Lamborghini Gallardo police car doing donuts, we can’t help but imagine how much fun it would be. Especially if you’re an officer of the law and don’t have to worry about getting in trouble.

4. Jaguar F-Type

There’s a reason why the Jaguar F-Type is a favorite among luxury sports car shoppers. It’s such a brilliant machine that even Top Gear‘s the Stig has a blast doing donuts in it.

3. Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S / Toyota 86

When the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S first debuted, it heralded the return of an affordable, fun-to-drive, rear-wheel-drive sports car. Now it’s known as the Toyota 86 but the recipe remains the same. It’s lightweight and handles well, proving that you don’t need to have a ton of power to go in circles.

2. BMW M2

If you feel like BMW has been diluting its M performance sub-brand with the current M3, M4, M5 and M6 models, then take a closer look at the BMW M2. The aggressively styled coupe has everything you would want from an M model and more. Just look at how smoothly it’s ripping those donuts!

1. Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has stood the test of time and the latest model is the best yet. But the reason why it’s at our top spot is because of the above video. Yes, that’s a Mazda MX-5 Miata doing donuts in the middle of a crowded street during an anti-Trump protest. Ladies and gentlemen, a Presidential candidate made a Miata owner do donuts.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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