Watch the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster Catch a Golf Ball

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Utterly pointless yet indisputably awesome, F1 racer David Coulthard and pro golfer Jake Shepherd set a new world record last month by catching a 178 mph golf ball in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster racing down a track.

We brought you the story at the time, but Mercedes waited until this month to show the footage as promotional material for the hot AMG convertible. Having seen the video now, it’s hard to fault whoever made the decision.

A full 300 yards from the tee and several attempts in, Coulthard scooped the ball into the car’s open top before cutting the wheel and sending clouds of tire smoke into the sky.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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