A big rig vs. a Formula One car might sound like a no brainer. Of course the race car can go faster than the hulking truck, but it's the rig that stole the show in a recent video.
"It is one of my dream stunts actually, because it is the one thing that I have not done in a big rig," stunt coordinator Mike Ryan said in a behind-the-scenes video. "Something I haven't done is jump a truck and trailer, and I haven't seen it done before and I think it is a true, legitimate first."
The stunt was devised for EMC2, a company that focuses on business operation and IT transformation, to "illustrate what EMC and the Lotus F1 Team partnership is capable of," Gregg Gotts, vice president of the company's creative team, said.
"It really is an epic attempt at a world record," Gotts added ahead of the stunt. "It's pretty risky."
Watch the record-setting footage:
The description of the stunt video says it was a "a unique way to demonstrate how we 'Redefine Motorsports.'"
Immediately after the stunt was perfectly executed for an 83-foot, 7-inch launch, emergency crews rushed toward the rig to make sure the driver was OK (he was).
"It was scary," Martin Ivanov, the rig's stunt driver, said, noting that he was happy with the performance afterward.