September 15, 2015
New Jaguar accelerates into the record books..
In celebration of its 80th year, Jaguar has unveiled its new model the F-PACE, and what better way to show it off than performing the world’s largest ever loop-the-loop?
At 19.08 metres tall, the loop was roughly the same size as a ferris wheel and was designed to show off the company’s new ‘family’ sports car’s, which they hope will put the sex-appeal back into the school run with its powerful and lightweight design.
The gravity-defying feat was performed by stunt driver Terry Grant, ahead of the prestigious Frankfurt motor show, and saw him withstand extreme forces of 6.5G, six and a half times normal gravity, which is greater than that experienced by space shuttle pilots during take-off.
In order to train for the stunt, the driver had to undertake two months of intense physical training and eat a special diet, whilst a team made up of structural engineers, mathematicians and safety experts calculated all the precise physics, angles, speeds and dimensions to ensure that the record would be broken.
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