Watch a Hyundai Rally Car Annihilate an Airborne Record
The late great Colin McRae was known for a few defining characteristics, but perhaps none better than fearlessness and outright speed. That combination lead to blisteringly fast rally stage times and the occasional massive jump. As a small token of respect to the departed racing legend, the organizers of Rally Sweden have lent McRae's name to a particularly large leap on the rally's Vargasen stage. This footage is from that "Colin's Crest" and it's absolutely unbelievable. VIDEO: Watch this rally driver run into trouble
Rally driver Thierry Neuville punches his Hyundai i20 WRC car and rockets over Colin's Crest to a staggering distance of 144 feet. That not only claims this year's award for longest leap but annihilates the previous records. Neuville himself nabbed the award back in 2013 after an impressive 115 foot jump, with none other than Ken Block in his Fiesta WRC notching the overall record in 2011 at 121 feet.
Frankly, 144 feet traveling through the air is nothing short of sprouting wings and flying. It's not surprising that Neuville and his Hyundai would finish the rally in second place overall. We can see why.
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