How cool would it be if your hot wheels cars were life-sized and could drive on massive looped tracks?! At the 2012 X Games in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 30th, Team Hot Wheels professional drivers Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy made hot wheels come to life by driving two specially-designed, 3000lb cars through a six-story (66-foot tall) double vertical loop. At the needed 48-52mph, they each experienced up to 7gs of acceleration. Then they both make jumps! This Double Loop Dare Documentary captures the build and the event. From the narration:
If there’s one thing we live by, it’s don’t be afraid of failing. It’s only through failure that you learn. It’s only through experimentation that you find out how far you can push it. It’s okay to fail as long as you learn and you don’t make the same mistake again.
Not only did their team use an understanding of physics and engineering to achieve the stunt successfully and safely, but they set a 2012 Guinness World Record. Learn more about the work they put into the stunt with Foust’s behind-the-scenes interview about jump testing:
This video analyzes a near-crash during testing:
Watch this next: a 2,000 foot long hot wheels track!