Once when I hit the gas hard on while taking a sharp right hand turn I heard the tires squeal for a 1/4 second before gripping up but I wasn't able to reproduce it when I tried to.
I remember reading a review where were raving about Maserati's AWD setup because of it's rear bias. They said they could break the rear tires free for a moment before the torque dispersed to the front wheels. Must have been a pre-production car...
I can do big ass sweeps in sharp corners when in low manual gears, but I don't do it anymore since the tires are very expensive, its with the base ghibli. I did it allot with the testcars but real burnouts when you stand still didn't work.
you will need a base model to do it, sport on, traction control off. if you have sprint booster or a DBW it will be a lot easier to accomplish. also you may want to ditch the summer performance tires since they are very sticky and will prevent any spinning... unless of course it freezing cold outside then those summer tires will spin like a mother f'r on the cold road.
I can light my tires up no prob right now, from a stand still take off.. I have sprint booster installed though which makes a huge difference at take off.. and its cold cold cold so my summer tires have zero traction.
I like burnout vids . , I don't like doing burnouts myself because ruining your tires in a couple of seconds is a waste of money but I will do some burnouts if I drive a replacement car when mine is in for a check up, i'll post the vid then.