The standard Mercedes SLS AMG may already have been replaced, but that didn’t stop it from going out with a bang. Mercedes has released the video of its record drive at the Top Gear test track featuring the outgoing drop top. Race driver David Coulthard and golfer Jake Shepherd to set a Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car.
Coulthard had a running start in a SLS AMG Roadster. The 571 hp beast was taken up to 120 mph, which allowed Shepherd’s 178 mph golf shot to catch up to Coulthard 902 feet (275 meters) from the tee. It may seem a little complicated, but the pair make it look easy:
A private and spacious track was the only way to perform this stunt. According to Coulthard, “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!”
The only part of this video Mercedes is likely not proud of is at 1:38 when a Hummer H2 is clearly seen at the tee area. Assuming that the discontinued SUV, which is also a rare sight in the U.K., belongs to Shepherd, we think Mercedes will be quick to put a new G-Wagon in his driveway.