Top Gear Record Breaking Stunt: The Deadly 720!

Submitted by: dropkick2011 5 years ago in
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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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Male 554
Want to impress me? Do it in one of those cars. Feckin wankers.
Male 2,988
ended up being much less exciting than i thought it would be.
Male 2,216
All my HotWheels Cars are so proud!
Male 15,270
Well, I`ll bet he got laid.
Male 1,243
Male 2,694
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.
Male 299
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.
Male 299
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...
Male 6,737
Start from 1:00.
Male 4,242
okay now do it in a prius c
Male 256
i dont see why this is so impressive
Male 840
He could have gone on all day if they had enough loops set up.
Male 358
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.
Male 10
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