Here’s one Guinness world record you might not have heard about: the farthest golf ball shot caught by a man in a moving car. The feat was accomplished on an SLS AMG driven by David Coulthard, the former F1 competitor who is now driving for Mercedes-Benz’s Mucke Motorsport team in the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters championship.
Pro golfer Jake Shepherd shot the golf ball through the air, clocked at a peak of 178 mph. Shepherd was 900 feet away from the SLS AMG, and the record was achieved within a mere 2 attempts.
“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 mid-air golf ball even more exciting. I am honored to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car.”
Look forward to the ad campaign that showcases this feat. It is expected to air sometime in early July, and even if you don’t see it on your local channels, chances are there will be videos available on the Web. Don’t worry—we’ll make sure to post it here when the time comes, so watch out for that!