Let’s be honest, this doesn’t seem like a skill that is going to come in handy again anytime soon, but it does make for a pretty cool video – and is all but guaranteed to get your name in the Guiness Book of World Records.
As official patron of The Open Championship golf tournament Mercedes-Benz gave their old friend, ex-F1 driver David Coulthard a call to see whether he’d been keen to try something a bit different. Armed with an SLS AMG Roadster, Coulthard was tasked with powering down an runway at around 200 km/h and attempting to catch a golf ball that had simultaneously been belted down the strip by British pro golfer, Jake Shepherd. Easy!
In the end the two made it look pretty simple, managing the feat on just the second attempt.