Mercedes helps set obscure golf shot world record
Mercedes-Benz was the proud participant in a world record attempt on Wednesday, when pro golfist Jake Shepherd hit a golf ball into a moving SLS.
He hit it into an SLS AMG Roadster being driven by David Coulthard, in doing so taking the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car.
Impressively, the car was going at 120mph when Shepherd hit the ball, which travelled 275 metres at 178mph before dropping into the V8 convertible.
It all happened at Dunsfold Aerodrome, home of the Top Gear test track.
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 honoured to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car."
And we're honoured to have reported on it, Dave.