The global popular British motoring television program Top Gear is getting ready to set a new world record, during the Top Gear Festival in South Africa.
According to the Top Gear officials, the Top Gear Live Stunt Team will attempt to set a new world record by completing a double loop-the-loop on the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa, over the next weekend. The stunt has been called “Deadly 720” and it will be performed in front of 15,000 spectators and the team has a lot of chances of completing it, considering the fact that the same Top Gear Stunt Team was the first who managed to complete the single loop-the-loop in an in-door arena.
“We’ve completed a single loop the loop as the climax to the previous Carmageddon Tour more than 80 times, and you know barring any acts of God, the buggy will make it through. Adding the second loop, though, multiplies the danger by more than two and creates the very real possibility of the buggy falling out from the top of the second loop. There are absolutely no margins for error, which is probably why no one has ever been mad enough to try it before”, said Rawland French, the Top Gear Live Creative Editor.
The Top Gear Live Stunt Team has made a specially converted buggy which has been fitted with hand controls to lock the gas pedal in order to prevent the possibility of the stunt driver letting off the accelerator pedal during the “event”. We will keep you updated on the subject and post a video with the double loop-the-loop.