MINI Countryman JCW does world's first successful car backflip [video]

Guerlain Chicherit was able to successfully complete a car backflip with a MINI Countryman John Cooper Works.

Guerlain Chicherit was able to successfully complete a car backflip with a MINI Countryman John Cooper Works.

The French rally driver managed to do the world's first successful car backflip at Tignes, France, executing a perfect and unassisted landing. He did not need a special ramp with moving elements in order to increase the vehicle's rotational movement.

For the attempt a static ramp was utilized which fits the same template as a quarterpipe on a freestyle course. Guerlain Chicherit did this twice, once in the morning as a private attempt and then later in front of spectators.

These weren't his first attempts because at the beginning of the year he tried jumping the height of about five shipping containers. However, MINI did not show how the car landed.

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