Home / Auto News / News article: Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster Catches 178 MPH Golf Ball - AutoGuide.com News
 |  May 31 2012, 6:32 PM

Some entries in the Guinness Book of World Records are stupid. In fact most of them are. They encourage people to do things like grow their fingernails to almost three feet long. The record in this story is stupid too, but at least its really cool.

F1 driver David Coulthard and pro golfer Jake Shepherd set a record for the world’s farthest golf shot caught in a moving car. Shepherd smacked the ball to fly 178 mph while Coulthard, travelling 120 mph in a 571-hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, managed to snag the ball midair on the second attempt.

“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,” Coulthard said.

Unfortunately, video isn’t available yet for the stunt yet, but it’s coming soon. Mercedes plans to launch it in early June as a promotion for the SLS AMG Roadster.