Coulthard, SLS ace, record hole-in-1
TWO DRIVERS: Jake Shepard drivers a tea shot, David Coulthard a Merc AMG, en route to a world record.
Former Formula 1 (and current DTM) driver David Coulthard and professional golfer Jake Shepherd set a Guinness World Record on May 30, 2012, at Surrey’s Dunsfold Aerodrome as part of a viral film for Mercedes-Benz UK.
David, who was driving a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster at 193km/h, caught a golf ball in the cockpit of the moving car which was 275m from the tee, and hit by Jake at an astonishing 286km/h.
At only the second attempt, this amazing feat secured the duo a world record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car.
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The outstanding feat was captured on film and will be launched in early July, 2012, to celebrate the power of the SLS AMG Roadster in a UK marketing campaign.
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! I am honoured to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car.”
David George, Mercedes-Benz UK passenger cars marketing director, said: “We thought we’d do something exciting to celebrate this special car, and our association with golf ahead of the upcoming Open championship.
“It was great to set a world record in the process, thanks to an amazing effort from David and Jake.”