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Hot Wheels sets world record with giant corkscrew jump

Published on: 17th September 2012

92-foot jump features in latest Team Hot Wheels episode.

Hot Wheels set its third world record in 18 months pulling off a 92-foot corkscrew jump in a life-size Hot Wheels performance buggy. Taking place at an undisclosed part of the Hot Wheels Test Facility, the corkscrew jump follows the Guinness World Records title set by Team Hot Wheels at X Games Los Angeles in June. Team Hot Wheels also set a world record for the longest distance jump in a four-wheeled vehicle at the 2011 Indianapolis 500.

The Hot Wheels corkscrew jump took the world record for the longest ramp to ramp spiral 360 in a four-wheeled vehicle. Hollywood stuntman Brent Fletcher, driving for Team Hot Wheels’ Team Green, reached a calculated speed of 54mph before hitting the jump, then rotated at a rate of 230 degrees per second in the air before successfully touching down 80 feet later. The 2,600-pound Hot Wheels performance buggy was specially outfitted for the attempt, with the driver’s seat repositioned to the centre of the car to make it spiral properly.

View the record-breaking corkscrew stunt in the video below:

 

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