Weird World Records
Published: June 5, 2012
Weird World Records, Former F1 star and DTM driver David Coulthard took on a strange world record attempt yesterday – catching a flying golf ball in a high-end Mercedes-Benz sportscar.
Coulthard, along with pro golfer Jake Shepherd, set a new Guinness World Record at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, UK, when he caught the ball in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster’s c**kpit.
He was travelling at 193km/h in the hugely expensive roadster, the ball was travelling at an impressive 286km/h, and it was caught 275 metres from the ‘tee’.
The somewhat bizarre exercise was being filmed for a video that Mercedes will release in July.
“This world record attempt is definitely one of the most unusual things I’ve ever been asked to do with a car,” Coulthard said. (New Zealand Herald)
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