By Chad Waite | June 21, 2012
Guinness World Records has set the bar for countless “accomplishments” that are about as useful as the comments on a Carly Rae Jepsen YouTube video. Today we add to that list by looking at a black Mercedes-Bens SLS AMG Roadster driven by Formula 1′s David Coulthard catching a golf ball hit by pro-golfer Jake Shepherd after a traveling 275 meters.
In layman’s terms, they set the record for the longest golf shot caught in a moving car.
The ball moved at a max speed of 178mph immediately after leaving the tee, although slowing down enough by the end for Coulthard to properly smoke some back tires in a well-deserved yet brief burnout after making the catch. After putting the SLS in the right place for the ball to drop right into the passenger seat, Coulthard did admit that “this is definitely one of the most unusual things I’ve ever been asked to do with a car!” Indeed.
Not surprisingly, this record setting event was filmed at the only place that would already be akin to such outrageous events with expensive cars: the Top Gear test track at the Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey.