When I was my children’s age, I had some neighbors that had those orange flexible tracks for Hot Wheels cars. Try as I might, I never could get one of those cars to go through a loop.
Clearly, I am not the person who planned this jump from Team Hot Wheels. You can watch a video of it after the jump, and see the longest jump by a four-wheeled vehicle on May 29th, 2011 at the Indianapolis 500.
I’m not certain, but it sounds as if this life-sized Hot Wheels vehicle has no engine. I guess they must have just got some giant hand to push it up the ramp before they pushed it down.
The driver is an X-Games veteran and stunt driver Tanner Foust, and the track is a 10-story drop. It went about 332 feet, and I would imagine it would not have gone that far if it had an engine weighing it down.
You will note that the landing look a little rough, and the video editing didn’t really help to see how it worked. Hopefully, the driver was well protected.
Man, if Hot Wheels had a theme park, I would ride this ride. Actually, I would probably chicken out once they got me to the top.