Mercedes SLS AMG Catches Golf Ball and Sets World Record – Video Update

Words Jim Davis | June 21, 2012
David Coulthard & pro golfer Jake Shepherd set a Guinness World Record for longest golf shot caught in a moving car, a SLS AMG
Words Jim Davis June 21, 2012

David Coulthard, F1 legend and AMG brand ambassador, managed to catch a golf ball using a 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. In the process, Coulthard also set a new Guinness World Record.

Driving the 571-horsepower Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster at over 120 mph, Coulthard caught a golf ball hit by professional golfer Jake Shepherd at 900 feet away.  The golf ball was clocked at a speed of 178 mph while flying through the air.

This amazing achievement, which took place on May 30 at an airport in Surrey, England, earned the world record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car in only the second attempt of the day.

All the action was captured on video and will be used in early July as part of an advertising campaign for the SLS AMG Roadster. But, you can see a behind the scenes video showing the complete action below.

After completing the world record, Coulthard said, “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 honored to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car.”