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Coulthard catches 178mph golf ball in Mercedes SLS AMG
David Coulthard and professional golfer Jake Shepherd have set a new Guinness World Record for the furthest golf tee shot caught in a moving car.
Coulthard caught the golf ball, which was travelling at 178mph, while driving a Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster at 120mph – making the catch a full 275 yards from the tee.
The remarkable (and slightly bizarre) world record was made this week at the Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey: the same location where Top Gear is filmed.
Coulthard himself admitted it was “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.
“I am honoured to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car.”
David George, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars marketing director, said the world record stunt was done to mark Mercedes’ association with golf ahead of the Open Championship.
“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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