Posted Jun 17th 2012 4:00PM
Whether it's racing jet fighters around their track or just flat out offending people, the boys of Top Gear are no strangers to the limelight. Now, a recent stunt they pulled off at Top Gear Live in South Africa is putting them back in the spotlight, and the record books as well.
Dubbed the "Deadly 720," the stunt in question sends a car not through one loop, but two. Get it? 360 + 360 = 720. Most of the time on Top Gear, things like this usually end up in smoke and twisted piles of wrecked metal. Sometimes though, things work out.
Rowland French, the creative director for TG Live, was holding his breath the entire time, saying "we'd tried this stunt three times pre-event practice and failed on all three attempts."
Watch the world record in motion after the jump.