Former F1 racer David Coulthard caught a 180mph golf ball in a Mercedes Roadster, 275 metres away from the tee, setting a new world record.

Former Formula 1 racing driver David Coulthard set a new world record with the help of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, by catching a golf ball hit by pro-golfer Jake Shepherd while driving the car. The 178mph golf ball was caught 275 metres from the tee, showcasing the speed of the vehicle and setting a new Guinness World Record for the ‘furthest golf shot caught in a moving car.’

A special black golf ball was used in the stunt so Coulthard could see it travelling through the air. A viral video called ‘The Catch' was produced for Mercedes along with a behind-the-scenes film, which you can watch below:

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