Posted on: Jun 22, 2012
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Coulthard Catches a Golf Ball in a Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster


F1 legend David Coulthard performs an impressive stunt verified by Guinness.
Professional golfer Jake Shepherd can hit one accurate ball. Teaming up with Formula 1 legend David Coulthard, the pro hit a straight shot down the middle while Coulthard catches up in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.


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Don't think it could be real? The stunt was pulled off by Mercedes-Benz UK and verified by Guinness World Records. The 571hp SLS AMG Roadster performed admirably in catching up with Shepherd's drive and the catch came while the Roadster was running at 120mph. The drive off the tee was clocked at 178mph and the ball landed in the car at 275 meters from the tee. Of the catch, 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!"
"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!" he continued. The stunt came at a time when Mercedes-Benz announced their sponsorship of the upcoming Open Championship. Well played gentlemen, well played.

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