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David Coulthard catches 178 mph golf ball in Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster [Video]

Watch Formula 1 legend David Coulthard catch a golf ball going 178 mph in a moving Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.

Have you ever tried to catch a golf ball in a moving car? That’s what Formula 1 race driver David Coulthard did while driving a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster going 175 mph. The feat set a Guinness World Record for the farthest golf shot caught in a moving car. The SLS AMG Roadster caught the ball 275 meters away from the tee.

Formula 1 legend and DTM driver David Coulthard and professional golfer Jake Shepherd set the world record on May 30, 2012 at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey, as part of a film for Mercedes-Benz UK designed to celebrate their association with golf ahead of the upcoming Open Championship.

The amazing feat was captured on video as the team set up the incredible golf shot and catch. Professional golfer Jake Shepherd hit the golf ball off the tee as it traveled at 178 mph. Coulthard launched the Mercedes-Benz supercar and got the car up to 120 mph and caught the golf ball as it traveled through the air. It is one of those “did that really happen”? things you have to see to believe.

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Super ball fun. Anyone ever throw a super ball out of a car on the highway? If you throw it forward it seems to sort of float along with the car. When it hits the first car it take off like a rocket. The big super balls do even crazier things. So I once heard...

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