SLS AMG + 178MPH Golf Ball = Guinness World Record
June 21, 2012
A few weeks ago we told you about the moment when F1TM legend David Coulthard made history in an SLS AMG Roadster – scooping the Guinness World Record title of furthest golf shot caught in a moving car.
Travelling at 120 mph, Coulthard caught the speeding golf ball; hit by professional golfer Jake Shepherd at 178 mph, comfortably in the cockpit of his car, an incredible 275 metres away.
Well, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now witness this astonishing feat first hand:
Reflecting on his accomplishment, Coulthard said: “The only way to track the ball was to keep your eyes on it all the time – it’s a real adrenaline rush but it’s not the most comfortable thing to do because for a moment, you’re not watching the road!”
He continued: “I was so surprised quite frankly that it went in, and went in so solidly!” David George, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars Marketing Director, added: “The SLS AMG Roadster is an extraordinary car so we wanted to do something extraordinary with it to celebrate our association with the upcoming Open Championship, and what better way than to break a world record and create such an exciting film!”
You can also watch the behind the scenes film here!