David Coulthard now a Guinness world record holder

By catching a falling golf ball with an SLS AMG Roadster
Jun 1, 2012
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David Coulthard piloted an SLS AMG Roadster to a Guinness world record by catching a golf ball driven 275m from the tee with the car's cabin as he was driving it.

With professional golfer Jake Shepherd hitting the ball to a speed of 285kph, Coulthard drove the SLS AMG Roadster up to 190kph to catch the ball as it fell into the car's cabin. With the feat accomplished in only the second attempt of the day, it secured for Coulthard, Shepherd and the SLS AMG Roadster the "world record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car."

"This world record attempt is definitely one of the most unusual things I've ever been asked to do with a car," said Coulthard. "Jake Shepherd was great to work with, and the performance of the SLS AMG Roadster made driving to catch a midair golf ball even more exciting. I am honored to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car."

The stunt is part of a viral film being shot for Mercedes-Benz UK.

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