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Date: 10/31/10 11:10 AM

72 Responses to How to Roll a Mercedes

  1. Profile photo of slayerou812
    slayerou812 Male 30-39
    8 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Link: How to Roll a Mercedes - How to roll a car without doing any damage.
  2. Profile photo of nastyn800
    nastyn800 Male 18-29
    174 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 11:25 am
    Wtf, why not just say how to watch a Mercedes commercial you drat
  3. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 11:25 am
    okay... that was cool
  4. Profile photo of aquaman1227
    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
    683 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 11:25 am
    Too much build up for something thats fake... gay.
  5. Profile photo of Ozmose
    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Fake
  6. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 11:31 am
    REPOST?
  7. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 11:34 am
    The pixels are a lie.
  8. Profile photo of masterpeach
    masterpeach Male 18-29
    32 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 11:37 am
    so freaking cool.
  9. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2010 at 11:44 am
    Bullpoottt
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    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
    518 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 11:55 am
    How much was paid to get this posted on Halloween?
  11. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    October 31, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Driven by the Stig?
  12. Profile photo of zeebeedee
    zeebeedee Male 50-59
    614 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    I suppose you think all commercials are real.
  13. Profile photo of Flashpacker
    Flashpacker Male 18-29
    699 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    why?
  14. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
    795 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    I know that an indycar going around 200mph could theoretically do this due to its extreme down-force, but a Mercedes? I think physics would win.
  15. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    O.....M....G------zomg!!
  16. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    That tunnel is in the Fraser Canyon in British Columbia.
    Also, fake.
  17. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
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    October 31, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    thank you top gear
  18. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 31, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    For those who scream fake.... duh.. ya think?
  19. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    JIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ They said it was possible but no one wanted to try it :D
  20. Profile photo of RubixCuban
    RubixCuban Male 18-29
    99 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    @zeebeedee

    give me a detailed scientific explanation as to why this commercial is fake, and i may be inclined to believe that it is fake, but i think its possible to do this stunt as long as you maintain a high enough speed..
  21. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    October 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    "thank you top gear" he might have pulled it off if he was going faster. 17.5 meters per second is more like 39.1 miles per hour.
  22. Profile photo of muzloviti
    muzloviti Female 18-29
    135 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Could happen, in my opinion. You would have to have a pretty strong force from the air on the car pushing it into the wall of the tunnel.
  23. Profile photo of HOBOMOE
    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
    515 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    it actually pretty obtainable, all you need to do is match the force of gravity exerted on the by force centrifugal, in a nut shell and very dumbed down force gravity= velocity squared over the radius of the tunnel.I know there are some very things missing to this argument, but you get the general idea
  24. Profile photo of ChanningC
    ChanningC Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Like explained before, this is very possible. The only problem I see with it happening in this commercial is the fact that the angle between the wall and the road is a near 90degree angle, which would make it pretty tough to get the car on to the wall.
  25. Profile photo of ChanningC
    ChanningC Male 18-29
    15 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    My bad, saw the ramp after watching it again ^_^.
  26. Profile photo of k-two
    k-two Male 40-49
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    October 31, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    I think it can be done. But they did not - there is plenty of footage and stills on the web providing significant evidence that this was faked.
  27. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    October 31, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    Did I just watch an ad?
  28. Profile photo of bibinos
    bibinos Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    Erm ive seen this but with M. Schumacher: Mercedes/AMG claim its real(And Schumacher drove) but the timeline is messed. THe time this was shot,Schumacher was in Ferrari. I doubt he would betray Ferrari for an ad.

    youtube.com/watch?v=l48errZPPa4
  29. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    October 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Very cool but the first 2 minutes were unnecessary.
  30. Profile photo of Dolomyte
    Dolomyte Male 18-29
    102 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    new mercedes looks like a dodge viper.
  31. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 31, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    They see it rollin, they hatin! not sure if thats real!
  32. Profile photo of lemmingboy15
    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
    635 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    skip to 2:10 for the actual stunt. and it looks fake to me.
  33. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    nope....callin bullsh*t...
  34. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    Well, thanks to clever people with blogs, I think we should all take a good long read of this.
  35. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    October 31, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    "new mercedes looks like a dodge viper."

    New Mercedes looks like an old Mercedes.
  36. Profile photo of slayerou812
    slayerou812 Male 30-39
    8 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    it is real. the stretch of highway that the ad was filmed in is Fraser Canyon, British Columbia in Canada. the tunnel is the China Bar Tunnel on Highway 1 just North of Spuzzum
  37. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    That`s a good commercial.
  38. Profile photo of d30f2n
    d30f2n Male 18-29
    24 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    Do a barrel roll!
  39. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    bs, not enough downforce. if someone was to attempt this in a car it`ll look more like a bullet and spin the car
  40. Profile photo of OrlandoAce
    OrlandoAce Male 13-17
    15 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    @hatface
    Funny thing, the blog explained it just like I was thinking.

    They say people don`t take stuff like physics too seriously in the US (in high school), so yeah, I guess most people wouldn`t really know that.

    Good thing people here does, and I love it.
    Physics rule. Literally.
  41. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    I`m not a car guy but that was pretty damn epic.
  42. Profile photo of quentinb
    quentinb Male 18-29
    193 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    @Kaagan: downforce isn`t as much of a factor, people have done loops on bikes, skateboards, etc, and what downforce do they have? think momentum.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    Looks dodgy to me... Top Gear did a real one, in the sewers beneath my home city of Belfast, of all places...

    Top Gear Tunnel Roll
  44. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    That was... Crazy, mannn...
  45. Profile photo of sfcg
    sfcg Male 30-39
    796 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    Could have done without all the nonsense in the beginning, but pretty cool.
  46. Profile photo of vw
    vw Female 30-39
    406 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    Long advert...skip to 2:05
  47. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    WOW!!! And they did it with only 8 edits!
  48. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
    730 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    Faaaaaaaaakke
  49. Profile photo of turbopuppy
    turbopuppy Male 30-39
    158 posts
    October 31, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    nice ad but impossible
  50. Profile photo of Mornaf
    Mornaf Male 18-29
    820 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 12:28 am
    am I the only one who thought of Men in Black?
  51. Profile photo of NinjaB0b
    NinjaB0b Male 18-29
    173 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 2:45 am
    anything is possible with the knowledge and know how... and a few dozen or so tries
  52. Profile photo of AfroAussie
    AfroAussie Male 18-29
    73 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 4:47 am
    Right, that ad is a load of crap. Although it is possible to do that in a car, that one is not capable of achieving the speeds necessary nor does it have enough down force. There is a Super car that has both the top speed necessary and down force required to drive on the roof of a tunnel like that but no one has tried it and I cant remember the name of the car. To that advert I call BS.
  53. Profile photo of Yehia
    Yehia Male 18-29
    67 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 5:55 am
    Pretty cool ad
  54. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1183 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 6:37 am
    bullpoo. that car has nowhere near the amount of downforce required to pull such a stunt. the only car I know of that is supposed to be able to do this in theory is the Saleen S7
  55. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1183 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 6:38 am
    it doesnt even have a rear wing...
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    metalm0rgan Male 18-29
    110 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 7:20 am
    Stop advertising to me IAB. I ain`t ever gonna buy a Merc. Even if I did, I wouldn`t do that with it.
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    zobgib Male 18-29
    9 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 7:31 am
    Down force is not important, down force would matter for if you wanting to drive continuisouly upside down. Looping around a tunnel takes advantage of centripetal force to stay on the walls. That;s why a skateboarder could do the same thing.
  58. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 7:36 am
    Fake or not its still a very cool concept.
  59. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2081 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 7:44 am
    I`m with basketkase. No way, too many edits. I call bullpoo too!
  60. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 8:02 am
    too long.
    too much build up
    then FLASH it`s over with no replay

    this was like breaking off in mid-pee. Left me feeling unsatisfied.
  61. Profile photo of Rheaonon
    Rheaonon Male 18-29
    363 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 8:30 am
    even if it`s fake, that`s still one bad a$$ car
  62. Profile photo of gcghost
    gcghost Male 30-39
    168 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 11:34 am
    @zobgib.

    Please, learn some physics. A skateboarder weighs MUCH less than a car and can get enough speed to only need CENTRIFUGAL force to perform a loop that they head straight into. The car would need significant downforce to do it as they *ahem* "showed" here. This is clearly fake but on Top Gear they actually did perform a loop like this is a smalll underground tunnel.

  63. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    not fake... Mercedes is a big enough company to hire the engineers and physicists and what not to make this actually happen. Also, big enough to know that faking something like this would cause major backlash. sweet car, good job mercedes for proving you don`t need mcclaren.
  64. Profile photo of cndman15
    cndman15 Male 18-29
    328 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    gcghost, if you know SOOOO much about physics then you should know that centrifugal force is not actually a force. now please stfu and gtfo.
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2159 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    This is old news. And fake. It`s just a viral video to publicise the awesome new SLS AMG. It does not make enough downforce for its bulky weight. This could not happen. Stop denying it.
  66. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    It has to be fake. Looks like a cool car though.
  67. Profile photo of TysonRP
    TysonRP Male 13-17
    312 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    That was a lot of buildup for a whole lot of fake.
  68. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
    906 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    rofl centrifugal. bro im not even 18 and i know its centripetal.
  69. Profile photo of D6U4
    D6U4 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    November 1, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    No no, its centrifugal
  70. Profile photo of number43
    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    November 2, 2010 at 12:13 am
    holy poo they brought back the gullwing, that is awesome! I want to go to there.
  71. Profile photo of enthrzn
    enthrzn Male 18-29
    43 posts
    November 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    1.This video is OLD.
    2. The force at work here is neither centripetal, nor centrifugal. It is simple momentum that carries the SLS through the tunnel.
  72. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    Yeah but the in Men in Black 1 they stayed on the ceiling D:

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