Driving with Mercedes-Benz
Formula 1 legend and DTM driver David Coulthard and professional golfer Jake Shepherd set a Guinness World Record on May 30 at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey, England as part of a viral film for Mercedes-Benz.
Coulthard, who was driving a 571-hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster at 193 km/h, caught a golf ball in the cockpit of the moving car, which was 275 metres from the tee and hit by Shepherd at an astonishing 286 km/h.
This amazing achievement secured the world record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car in only the second attempt of the day.
The outstanding feat of skill was captured on film and will be launched in early July to celebrate the power of the SLS AMG Roadster which, due to its AMG hand-assembled M 159 V8 engine, rockets to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds.
“This world record attempt is definitely one of the most unusual things I’ve ever been asked to do with a car,” David Coulthard said.
“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.”