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Mercedes Breaks World Record: Catching A Speeding Golf Ball With A Car

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Formula 1 legend and AMG brand ambassador David Coulthard has managed to catch a golf ball using a 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, and in the process set a new Guinness World Record. Coulthard, who was driving the 571-horsepower SLS AMG Roadster at 120 mph, caught a golf ball struck by professional golfer Jake Shepherd 900 feet away.

The speed of the golf ball flying through the air was clocked at up to 178 mph during its trajectory. This amazing achievement, which took place on May 30 at an airport in Surrey, England, secured the world record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car in only the second attempt of the day.

All the action was captured on film and will be revealed in early July as part of an advertising campaign for the SLS AMG Roadster.

After completing the stunt, Coulthard said, “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. I am honored to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car.”

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This article originally appeared on Motor Authority.

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