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178MPH Golf Ball Caught in Moving SLS AMG - Web Exclusive

The achievement secured the world record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car.

Greg Emmerson
May 31, 2012
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Formula 1 and DTM driver racecar David Coulthard got together with professional golfer Jake Shepherd to set a unique Guinness World Record on 30 May 2012 in the UK.

The stunt forms part of a viral film for Mercedes-Benz that sees David driving the 570hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster at 120mph. His goal was to catch a golf ball in the cockpit of the moving car, which he succeeded in doing. The shot was 902ft from the tee, and traveling at 178mph!

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The achievement secured the world record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car on only the second attempt of the day.

The feat was captured on film and will be launched in July to celebrate the SLS AMG Roadster.

“This world record attempt is definitely one of the most unusual things I’ve ever been asked to do in a car! Jake was great to work with and the performance of the SLS AMG Roadster made catching a mid-air golf ball even more exciting. I’m honored to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car,” David Coulthard said.

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