VIDEO: Hot Wheels breaks corkscrew jump world record

"World record trifecta has exceeded our expectations in bringing the brand to life," says Mattel.
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Hot Wheels has broken yet another world record – this time for pulling off a 92-feet corkscrew jump in a life-size buggy.

It’s the third world record in 18 months for Mattel’s iconic boys’ brand, following the longest distance jump and double loop stunts.

“What started as a dream to make Hot Wheels for real has transpired into a world record trifecta that has well exceeded our expectations in bringing the brand to life,” said Simon Waldron, Mattel’s VP of marketing for wheels. 

“Team Hot Wheels has continued to transform fantasy into reality on a grand and global scale – engaging consumers and fans of all ages.”

Team Hot Wheels’ Green Team completed the latest stunt at the Hot Wheels Test Facility, with Hollywood stuntman Brent Fletcher in the driving seat. 

He reached a speed of 54 miles per hour before hitting the jump and rotating at a rate of 230 degrees per second, then landing.

The 2,600 pound Hot Wheels performance buggy was specially modified for th stunt, with the driver’s seat repositioned to the centre of the car to make it twist in the air properly.

Mattel has been championing its Hot Wheels brand with consumers through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

You can watch a video of the stunt below: 

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