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Date: 06/22/12 12:30 PM

15 Responses to Top Gear Record Breaking Stunt: The Deadly 720!

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    dropkick2011 Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    Link: Top Gear Record Breaking Stunt: The Deadly 720! - Top Gear Stunt Team has set a new world record by becoming the first to complete a double loop-the-loop on four wheels!!
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    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
    358 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    I dont see why this is so special, if the car is fast enough you can loop de loop forever like in een ball of doom.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    He could have gone on all day if they had enough loops set up.
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    tsheriff Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    i dont see why this is so impressive
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3336 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    okay now do it in a prius c
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    Start from 1:00.
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    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    Actually, if you consider that all that`s pulling it down at the apex is its weight, the speed in which it needs to be to complete the loop is the square root of (radius of loop times gravity). Not considering the reaction of the lane is a practical way to find the lower limit speed.

    If that loop is 10 meters across and gravity is 10 meters per second squared, it only needs to go at 10 meters per second, which is, roughly, 20 mph.

    And I`m actually rounding up the math with those figures...
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    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    Revising my math here: turns out that, if the driver turns the car off right as it starts climbing, it needs to be at a tad slower than 50 mph to go all the way around, not considering speed loss due to friction.

    As such, it seems far too easy to do these loops in any half-decent car. Get a big enough track, set any number of loops in it and a Civic could probably up that record by a big margin.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1925 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    It all comes down to G force. The target speed for the car was about 25 mph. Going much faster and the driver pulls a lot of G`s and could pass out.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    buladh, yes, 1:00 or 1:25
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 22, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    Well, I`ll bet he got laid.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    All my HotWheels Cars are so proud!
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2348 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm
    meh
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm
    ended up being much less exciting than i thought it would be.
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
    554 posts
    June 24, 2012 at 12:50 am
    Want to impress me? Do it in one of those cars. Feckin wankers.

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