Watch A Mercedes Catch A Golf Ball At 180 MPH

Golf is boring. All you do is aim for a little flag. Why not make the hole a moving target, like a $200,000 Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster? That's what Mercedes did, and they set a world record in the process.

Mercedes-Benz got British pro golfer Jake Shepherd to hit a 178 mph drive down the runway where they film Top Gear as Scottish ex-F1 driver David Coulthard hammered past at 120. On just the second attempt, Coulthard managed to slow the car down right under the ball, watching as it dropped into the cabin at about 300 yards from the tee. That's a new Guinness world record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car.

Just to prove how cool of a dude he is, Coulthard then did some donuts. Lots of big, smoky,V8-powered donuts. Wouldn't you?


(Hat tip to Cullen!)

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I came for the antics but got distracted by the exhaust note. God, does that car sound incredible or what?