Here at CAR, we love it when a plan comes together. Like when scheduled test cars arrive at our offices on time, and huge logistical projects like our annual Performance Issue come together without a hitch – or a dent.
The Chinese also love planning big, and definitely enjoy it when everything works out. Like setting new Guinness World Records for driving a locally built car up and over a real-life Hot Wheels loop-de-loop. We’re not sure which part of this story is most scary, the fact that they used a locally built Youngman Lotus L5 (sans front and rear bumpers) or the fact that they actually built a 12,87-metre high loop-the-loop for our fearless test driver to negotiate.
Watch as our brave test driver, Li Yatao, fantastic-looking goggles in place, accelerates to a pre-calculated speed before heading up and over the obstacle – much to the joy of his adoring fans.
We also duly noted that at no point during the subsequent celebrations does the camera show us a full view of the rear of Yatao’s racing overalls…