Folks at Top Gear are known to break things, but not world records. However, this time they succeeded in breaking the world record to do a double loop the loop in a car. The stunt was performed in Dublin in 2012, in front of 15,000 people.
Jaguar E-Pace Barrel Roll
Terry Grant, the stuntman to drive the Jaguar’s new E-Pace managed to set Guinness World Record for the “Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle” , as a part of launching campaign. The jump required Grant to achieve the correct speed to hit the 525 feet launching ramp. With 5.5Gs of force, Grant managed to successfully land the E-Pace with a 50-foot barrel roll.
Skydiving with Cars
Konstantine Petrijcuks, Steve Curtis and their skydiving crew shot this video to give a sense of what it would be like to freely fall with a car. Shot over Area 51 in Arizona, the team worked out a lot before attempting this stunt. The drivetrain and the fluids were removed and the roof was stripped off to avoid interfering with the aerodynamics during the freefall.
Flipping a MINI in the Alps
Teaming up with Monster, MINI came up with this spectacular promotional stunt and claimed it the world’s first non-assisted backflip in the Alps. Guerlain Chicherit, the stuntman managed to take off the modified John Cooper Works MINI from an 8-meter ramp, perform a complete 360 backflip and land it successfully with all four wheels on the snowy ramp.
Travis Pastrana Jumps Rally Car 269 Feet
Travis Pastrana, the legend of freestyle motocross and rally racing shattered the world record for the longest jump in rally car 2010. Travis managed to jump his Subaru Impreza STI rally car 269 feet at 91 miles per hour over Rainbow Harbor and landed successfully. The Longest Jump in Rally Car was the latest in Red Bull’s New Years, No Limits series. The previous Guinness World Record for the longest jump in rally car was 171 feet by Ken Block in 2006.
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