VIDEO: David Coulthard sets golf ball record in SLS AMG
As records go, this is definitely one of the odder ones.
Ex-F1 driver David Coulthard has set the record for ‘The farthest golf shot to be caught in a moving car’.
Yes, you read that right.
Coulthard got behind the wheel of the 571bhp SLS AMG Roadster for the feat.
Professional golfer Jake Shepherd struck a golf ball at 286kph into the Mercedes-Benz supercar, which was moving at a rate of 193kph when it caught the ball 275m away from the tee.
The exact moment when Coulthard caught the speeding golf ball between the seats of the SLS AMG Roadster was caught on camera and you can watch the video below.
Coulthard said: “The only way to track the ball was to keep your eyes on it all the time - it’s a real adrenaline rush but it’s not the most comfortable thing to do because for a moment, you’re not watching the road.”
He added: “I was as happy as I’ve ever been winning a Grand Prix because I was so surprised quite frankly that it went in, and went in so solidly!”
The record has been independently verified by a Guinness World Record adjudicator.