Hot Wheels Tanner Foust world record car jump video

Top Gear USA presenter Tanner Faust smashes the world record car jump at Indianapolis 500 centenary race

Remember Hot Wheels when you were a kid? Spectators at this year’s Indianapolis 500 were treated to a full-sized Hot Wheels spectacle as brave American bloke Tanner Foust (a racing driver, stunt extraordinaire and US Top Gear presenter, incidentally) jumped to world record glory with a staggering 332ft leap in his purpose-built Hot Wheels machine.  Before beating the previous four-wheel jump record by a full 31ft, Tanner built up the required speed by launching himself down a near-vertical ramp supported by a 10-story high door. Despite overshooting the landing ramp, the fearless stunt driver managed a textbook landing much to the crowd’s delight.

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