Hot Wheels jump at Indy 500 by Tanner Faust [video]

It looks like a toy set up, but this is not a toy jump.

Team Hot Wheels Yellow Driver Tanner Foust has broken the world record for distance jump at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday May 29 (2011).

You can see the 'flight' in the video here which begins on an orange ramp 10 stories high as Foust takes his very unique vehicle for a jump that totaled a distance of 332 feet (101.2 meters), braking the previous record by 31 feet (9.45 meters). That vehicle has an impressive suspension set up to make for such a perfect landing.

"As a kid playing with Hot Wheels I could only dream of experiencing something as outrageous as a life-sized V-Drop track set, and today it became reality," said Foust in a Hot Wheels press release.

Foust is a host of Top Gear USA and a three-time X Games gold medalist winner and two-time Formula Drift champion. His professional stunt driving credits include the films Bourne Ultimatum, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift and the Dukes of Hazard.

The stunt was organized as part of the festivities celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500 race.

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