Team Hot Wheels Life-sized track breaks world record

by Mark R

When I was my children’s age, I had some neighbors that had those orange flexible tracks for Hot Wheels cars. Try as I might, I never could get one of those cars to go through a loop.

Clearly, I am not the person who planned this jump from Team Hot Wheels. You can watch a video of it after the jump, and see the longest jump by a four-wheeled vehicle on May 29th, 2011 at the Indianapolis 500.

I’m not certain, but it sounds as if this life-sized Hot Wheels vehicle has no engine. I guess they must have just got some giant hand to push it up the ramp before they pushed it down.

The driver is an X-Games veteran and stunt driver Tanner Foust, and the track is a 10-story drop. It went about 332 feet, and I would imagine it would not have gone that far if it had an engine weighing it down.

You will note that the landing look a little rough, and the video editing didn’t really help to see how it worked. Hopefully, the driver was well protected.

Man, if Hot Wheels had a theme park, I would ride this ride. Actually, I would probably chicken out once they got me to the top.


3 reviews or comments

Jonas Says: June 1, 2011 at 1:04 am

Also the engine sound and the fact he’s changing gear in the video, oh and the fact you can see the engine and radiators in the back, probably means the cars got an engine 😉

mike Says: June 1, 2011 at 7:57 am

this does not seem real. The trajectory looks way too flat to carry the truck that far.

Layman Says: October 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm

That was awesome, with no engine to power it. How could this be possible? Must be one of those new hybrid engine-less cars, I’ve heard about. They have a speaker so it sounds like it’s got an engine. Or the sound was dubbed over to make it sound cool. Either way were do I buy one of these engine-less cars that sound like a hotter up v8 turbo on ethanol?
I wanna do the loop-d-loop…

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