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Coulthard in Golf challenge World Record success
6 June 2012
The furthest golf shot caught in a moving car was achieved last week by former F1 driver David Coulthard and professional golfer Jake Shepherd.
Coulthard was driving a 571hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster for the Guinness World Record challenge. In the end it was achieved at only the second attempt, with the golf ball leaving the tee at 178 mph and landing in the car 275 metres later.
“This world record attempt is definitely one of the most unusual things I've ever been asked to do with a car! Jake Shepherd was great to work with and the performance of the SLS AMG Roadster made driving to catch a mid-air golf ball even more exciting,” Coulthard said.
“I am honoured to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car.”
The feat was captured on film and will be released in early July by Mercedes UK to 'celebrate the power of the SLS AMG Roadster' which, thanks to its AMG hand-assembled M 159 V8 engine, can go from 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds.
“We thought we'd do something exciting to celebrate this special car, and our association with golf ahead of the upcoming Open Championship,” added David George, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars Marketing Director.
“It was great to set a new world record in the process thanks to an amazing effort from David and Jake.”
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