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Strange Guinness record set with Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Guinness recognizes record for furthest golf shot caught in a moving car

Published: June 3, 2012, 7:00 AM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 2:12 PM

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - Longest Golf Shot caught in a Car

Former Formula 1 driver and current F1 TV commentator, David Coulthard teamed up with professional golfer Jake Shepherd to set a somewhat strange Guinness World Record on May 30, 2012.

The two, along with a 571hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, set a Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car, at Dunsfold Aerodrome in England. The stunt, which was part of a viral promotional film being shot for Mercedes-Benz UK, was successful on just the second attempt.

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The SLS AMG Roadster that Coulthard was driving can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. It was travelling at 193 km/h (120mph) when the golf ball landed in the car. Shepherd reportedly drove the ball at the astonishing speed of 286 km/h (178mph).

The feat was captured on film and will be launched in early July.

David Coulthard said: "This world record attempt is definitely one of the most unusual things I’ve ever been asked to do with a car!" No kidding!