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Caught on Video: Attempt at World-Record Jump With Mini Cooper Ends in Crash


A French rally driver and daredevil attempted a world-record jump Tuesday with a miniature car, but the stunt ended in a spectacular crash that was caught on video from several angles.

few Image source: YouTube

Thankfully, Guerlain Chicherit was not seriously injured when he crashed the Mini Countryman after attempting to jump several hundred feet from one ramp to another, but he did suffer minor injuries that kept him in the hospital overnight for observation.

w The Mini Countryman almost blends into the background of the French town while airborne, but soon begins to tilt forward into a bad position for a safe landing on the second ramp. (Image source: YouTube)

MrPoypoy38 uploaded this nail-biting clip of Tuesday's crash:

The unsuccessful world-record attempt was performed in Tignes, France, but roughly a month earlier, Chicherit did earn a different stand-out record: he launched his specially built Mini into the first-ever unassisted 360-backflip. Here are two different angles of that amazing feat:

(H/T: Daily Picks and Flicks)

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