Popular British car motoring show Top Gear took to Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa to complete the first ever documented double loop-the-loop, which they dubbed, the “Deadly 720.”
The stunt was undertaken by a custom dune-buggy, outfitted with a light on the dash which informed the driver exactly when the car was at the right speed. If the loop was hit going too slow, the car would fall out at the top, while going too fast would make the driver black out and crash in from the stadium, crowded with 15,000 people.
“We were all holding our breaths as the buggy approached the first loop knowing that there were virtually no margins for error – not least as we’d tried this stunt three times pre-event practice and failed on all three attempts,” said Top Gear Live creative director Rowland French.
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