Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rob Dyrdek Sets Guinness World Record in Chevrolet Sonic (w/ Video)

Who says it’s not exciting to go backwards? Television star and former professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek recently proved that the Chevrolet Sonic can jump backward and break a Guinness World Record in the process. Driving a Sonic Hatchback, Dyrdek broke the record for “Farthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a Car” with a total of 89 feet and 3.25 inches (approximately 27.2 meters).

This is the second time Dyrdek used the Sonic to set an automotive first. In 2011, he successfully performed a 360-degree kick-flip off a ramp.

“The Sonic is a great car for firsts,” said Dyrdek. “I have always been a Chevy guy, so when we decided we wanted to set a Guinness World Record for the finale of “Fantasy Factory,” using the Sonic again just made sense.”

Dyrdek performed the stunt before spectators at Six Flags Magic Mountain, while MTV filmed the jump for the season finale of “Fantasy Factory”. To qualify for a Guinness World Record achievement, Dyrdek had to successfully land the Sonic on the catch ramp and be able to drive away from the stunt.

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