Formula 1 legend and DTM driver David Coulthard and professional golfer Jake Shepherd set a new Guinness World Record on Wednesday for the “longest golf shot caught in a moving car” at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey, as part of a viral film for Mercedes-Benz UK.
David Coulthard successfully managed to catch a golf ball, while driving the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster at 120mph. The golf ball was hit by Jake Shepherd at 178 mph, enabling it to travel 275 metres before it landed in the cockpit of SLS AMG Roadster.
David 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 honoured to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car.”
Of course it was all captured on video, that will be launched in early July to celebrate the power of the SLS AMG Roadster. We’ll have the video on our YouTube channel once it is out, until then enjoy the pictures.