Largest Loop-the-Loop: Jaguar breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Jaguar's first family sports car has defied gravity by performing a record-breaking 360 degree loop, one day ahead of its global motor show debut in Frankfurt; the all-new Jaguar F-PACE, the world's most practical sports car, was driven with daring precision by expert British stunt driver Terry Grant, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Jaguar's new F-Pace SUV has introduced itself with a world record for the largest ever car loop the loop. The stunt, at the Niederrad Racecourse in Germany saw Jaguar's first family sports car successfully completing a daunting 19.08-metre tall, 360 degree circle – taking the title for the largest loop the loop in a car ever beating the previous record of 18.29m set by Greg Tracy and Tanner Foust in 2012. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest parade of Jaguar cars is 767, and was organised by Silverstone Classic, Towcester, Northamptonshire (UK), on 23 July 2011. The parade of E-Type Jaguar cars was held in celebration of the car's 50th anniversary.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Longest continous car skid, set by the jet-powered Spirit of America, driven by Norman Craig Breedlove (USA), after the car went out of control at Bonneville in Utah, USA, on 15 October 1964, was nearly 10 km (6 miles) long. The F-PACE sped through the specially built structure, using its sports car derived technology and world-class collection of safety features to complete the record loop and officially signal the opening of order books worldwide.
The extraordinary feat, showcased the powerful design of the lightweight F-PACE and its ability to combine agility with sports car speed and performance.
Pro Driver Terry Grant undertook two months of intense physical and dietary training to ensure his body was prepared for the 6.5 G-Force, which is greater than the forces experienced by space shuttle pilots.
Months of planning went in to ensuring that both car and driver could complete this never before done challenge. Precise physics, angles, speeds and dimensions were considered by a team of experts including structural engineers, mathematicians and safety experts.