stunts

  • Travis Pastrana Evel Knievel stunt

    Travis Patrana paid homage to Evel Knievel in the best way possible on Sunday night. The 34-year-old motocross icon, race car driver, and all-around daredevil performed three jumps in Las Vegas. Each one was modeled after a jump Knievel completed or attempted, and Pastrana went just a bit bigger on all three of them. Performed live for the History Channel, Pastrana launched himself into the record books while honoring one of his heroes. To fully honor Knievel, Pastrana dressed like the daredevil and rode a similar style of bike. Instead of a dirt bike with lots of suspension travel, Pastrana...

  • Behind the scenes on the new Jason Bourne film
    Watch behind-the-scenes action on the set of the new Bourne film

    Jason Bourne is back for, we assume, more vengeance against the CIA. This means a bit of globe-trotting, little talking, and tons of fantastic on-screen action. To shoot such scenes requires a lot of work, as the Bourne series has always been praised for using practical effects over CGI. The team...

  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation BMW Stunts
    BMW Deftly Driven In Anger For Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (Video)

    Whatever your opinions on Tom Cruise, you have to admit that the dude gives his all when it comes to his films. He prefers to do his own stunts, which is both quite dangerous and delightful for any director that works with him. It's dangerous because you don't want to be the man helming the project...

  • Little kid does a monster wheelie in a sand rail at glamis.
    Watch A Little Kid Do A Monster Wheelie In A Sand Rail At Glamis: Video

    It's easy to think of modern parents as paranoid and safety-obsessed, but if that's true, why are there so many kids driving fast vehicles on the Internet? DON'T MISS: The Camaro Z/28 Is So Fast, It Outran Its Own Tires. Here's How Chevy Fixed It. From the kid whose father let him borrow a Ferrari...

  • Guerlain Chicherit to attempt longest car ramp jump record
    Longest Car Ramp Jump Record In The Works

    Toyo Tires, Monster Energy and professional skier and rally driver Guerlain Chicherit are gearing up to grab one of the most spectacular automotive records--the longest car ramp jump. The current record was set in a high-profile stunt by Formula Drift champion and rallycross driver Tanner Foust...

  • Size Matters 2 screencap.
    Size Matters 2 Trailer Promises Big-Rig Mayhem: Video

    Mike Ryan and his insane modified Banks Super Turbo Freightliner race truck are back for more vehicular mayhem. The professional stunt driver and racer has produced a sequel to his video Size Matters (think Ken Block's Gymkhana, with a big rig) and, based on the trailer dug up by BangShift, it...

  • Reiter Lamborghini Gallardo on a ski slope.

    If you needed to pick a car to drive on a weekend ski trip, would it be a Lamborghini Gallardo? The Supercar Kids found this footage of German tuner Reiter giving one of its souped-up Gallardos a workout on the slopes, possibly because they couldn't fit skis in the car's small luggage compartment. Needless to say, the skiers seemed more than a little puzzled when the Lambo charged up the slopes, V-10 wailing and snow flying off its studded tires. It's unclear what other modifications were made to the Gallardo, but it does sport a big rear spoiler that may or may not help accumulate what...

  • A 2014 Nissan GT-R races a Hawker Hunter fighter jet
    Nissan GT-R Races 22,000-Horsepower Fighter Jet: Video

    Drag races between cars and jets may not be the most accurate way of comparing performance, but they certainly are fun to watch. The latest pairs a 2014 Nissan GT-R with a Hawker Hunter fighter jet and sees the two face off on a runway strip in Switzerland. The stunt was organized by N_Magazine...

  • World’s tightest parallel park attempt
    World Record For Tightest Parallel Park Broken Twice: Video

    A new world record for the tightest parallel park has been set, with Guinness World Records confirming that the new distance is a gap of just 5.16 inches. The new record was set twice, initially by John Moffatt and then a second time by Moffatt’s brother Alastair. The brothers accomplished...

  • Mads Østberg in his 2013 Ford Fiesta rally car
    Mads Østberg Sets New Record For Longest Jump On Snow Using Fiesta Rally Car: Video

    Norwegian rally driver Mads Østberg has entered the record books by completing the longest jump on snow, smashing his previous record set last year. The 25-year-old piloted a current Ford Fiesta WRC car up a ramp and over a distance of 60.48 meters (198.4 feet) to secure the record. In the...

  • Guerlain Chicherit executes the perfect backflip driving a modified MINI Cooper Countryman
    MINI Nails The Perfect (Unassisted) Backflip: Video

    MINI and its stunt driver Guerlain Chicherit have done the impossible: executing the perfect “unassisted” backflip. Using a heavily modified MINI Cooper Countryman, Chicherit, a French rally driver and avid skier, completed the stunt recently at a resort in Tignes, France. The stunt...

  • MINI attempts first-ever unassisted backflip in a car
    It's Impossible To Backflip A MINI, Right? Maybe Not...

    So-called "extreme" sports--whether on skateboards, bicycles, or motorcycles--have made the backflip so commonplace we expect them to throw in a twist or some other flourish just to hold our interest. Not so with backflipping cars. In fact, not many have ever been done in any form. Here, MINI...

  • Top Gear attempts the Deadly 720 on a bike

    Back in June, Top Gear announced that it would attempt the world’s first back-to-back loop-the-loop, a stunt it called the “Deadly 720” as part of an upcoming Top Gear Live event. Perhaps indicating how risky the stunt was (or perhaps to build hype around it), a special buggy was built with a reinforced roll cage and hand controls, for more precise application of throttle. Miss the entry speed by just two mph, we were told, and the buggy would fall out of the loop. Enter too fast, and the driver risked blacking out. Enter the first loop just right and carry enough speed into...

  • Brent Fletcher launches the Hot Wheels buggy in record corkscrew jump attempt
    Hot Wheels Sets Corkscrew Jump World Record: Video

    In case you were wondering, the world record for the longest corkscrew jump (where the car launches from an angled ramp and rotates 360-degrees in mid air) used to be less than 92 feet. We know this for a fact, since Hot Wheels just set a new world record at a distance of 92 feet. We’re not...

  • Former F1 ace David Coulthard and Golfer Jake Shepherd in SLS AMG world record attempt
    Watch David Coulthard’s Record-Breaking SLS AMG Golf Ball Catch: Video

    Though it almost seems impossible, Formula 1 legend and AMG brand ambassador David Coulthard recently caught a golf ball flying through the air using a 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, and in the process set a new Guinness World Record. Captured on film which was released today, the SLS AMG...

  • Top Gear Live's 'Deadly 720' back-to-back loop-the-loop
    Top Gear Live Team Completes Deadly 720 Loop-The-Loop: Video

    A driver from the Top Gear Live Stunt Team has set a new world record by becoming the first to complete a spectacular double loop-the-loop on four wheels. The ground-breaking feat--dubbed the ‘Deadly 720’, for obvious reasons--was the amazing finale to the first of four Top Gear Live...

  • Top Gear Live's 'Deadly 720' stunt
    Top Gear Live To Attempt Back-To-Back Loop-The-Loops

    If you simply can’t get enough of Top Gear, and happen to live in Europe, Russia, South Africa, Hong Kong or Australia, Top Gear Live gives fans a chance to see some of the shows staples (like the “Cool Wall” and exotic supercars) up close and personal. Top Gear Live also brings...

  • Tony Hawk jumping over an LFA supercar loaned to him by Lexus
    Lexus Fan Tony Hawk Uses Skateboard To Jump Over LFA: Video

    Longtime Lexus fan and professional skater Tony Hawk was recently loaned a brand new 2012 Lexus LFA for his birthday. Rather than simply drive the car around for a couple days, Hawk decided to jump over it with his skateboard and then let the world know via Twitter. This video recording of the...

  • James 'Ski' Smith drives Laguna Seca

    Plenty of motorcycle riders have lapped Laguna Seca on two wheels, and plenty of Fox-bodied Mustangs have run the track on four wheels. No one, as far as we know, has ever driven the course’s 2.24 miles in a Mustang (or any other car) on two wheels. That didn’t stop stuntman James August “Ski” Smith from giving it a try. Using his vintage Mustang, Ski attempted to become the first driver to lap Laguna Seca in a car perched on just two wheels. The fact that he’d never driven a lap of Laguna Seca probably didn’t make the task any easier. As Autoblog explains...

  • Man completes jump over moving Acura NSX
    Man Jumps Over Speeding Acura NSX: Video

    Unlike Kobe Bryant's fake ‘jump’ over an Aston Martin, or fellow NBA star Blake Griffin’s dunk over a Kia Optima, wait, over the bonnet of a Kia Optima, a man has now managed to not only jump, but complete a full flip over a moving Acura NSX. In the video below, taken at the 2nd...

  • German driver sets new Guiness parallel parking record
    German Driver Sets New Parallel Parking World Record: Video

    English stunt driver and general behind-the-wheel-badass Russ Swift once held the record for parallel parking a car in the smallest space between two others. He did it, naturally, in a Mini, with the aid of a handbrake turn. The German who just reset the new record in a considerably smaller space...

  • 11-year old in an Audi R8
    11-Year Old Takes Audi R8 For A Spin: Video

    We don’t know of too many Audi R8 owners that would allow an unlicensed driver, let alone a child, to drive their pride and joy, though this video shows there’s at least one of them out there. The clip is of a 11-year old boy in the UK hopping behind the wheel of the right-hand drive...

  • Tanner Foust sets world record distance jump in Hot Wheels stunt
    Tanner Foust Narrowly Avoids Hot Wheels Jump Disaster: Video

    Like most car enthusiasts, your author spent (wasted?) plenty of afternoons making Hot Wheels toy cars perform acrobatic stunts in plastic loop de loops. Well, Hot Wheels decided to perform the real-life version of such a stunt at this year's Indy 500, with Tanner Foust at the wheel. Foust set a...

  • Shell V-Power loop at AutoRAI 2011 in Holland
    2012 Fiat 500 Attempts The Loop: Video

    The AutoRAI is an auto show held annually in Holland and is typically present to a number of luxury car unveilings, wild tuner cars and the obligatory auto event babes, but at this year’s show, Fiat together with oil-giant Shell is showcasing something a little out of the ordinary. Thanks to...

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