The stunt saw F1 and DTM racer David Coulthard behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, steering to catch the shot from pro golfer Jake Shepherd. The bid at Dunsfold Aerodrome, in the UK's Surrey region, set a Guinness World Record.
Coulthard caught the golf ball in the cockpit of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster -- although we think it might have added that 'extra something' if he'd had to do the same by lifting a Gullwing door on the Roadster's roofed sibling.
The action was caught on film, and is part of the SLS AMG line's ongoing and somewhat novel marketing campaign and to highlight Mercedes-Benz's association with golf ahead of the upcoming Open Championship.
“This world record attempt is definitely one of the most unusual things I’ve ever been asked to do with a car," Coulthard said in a statement. "Jake Shepherd was great to work with and the performance of the SLS AMG Roadster made driving to catch a mid-air golf ball even more exciting. I am honoured to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car.”