This actually happened. Jaguar’s 80th year as a car manufacturer seems to be going pretty well at the moment and, to celebrate the impending launch of the F-Pace at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the company decided to lay on a gravity-defying loop-the-loop run, which was officially accepted by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The loop formed the zero in a 63-foot-tall 80 denoting the company’s landmark and, after the run was completed, a New Year’s-style firework display wooed those at the record-breaking run. The driver was Terry Grant and, during the loop, the car pulled an impressive 6.5g. You can find out all about the run in the video below.
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