It took a lot of work for Jaguar and stunt driver Terry Grant to pull off their record-setting barrel roll. The jump required computer simulations, a robot-driven E-Pace mule, and a giant air mattress. Wait, what?
Before actually attempting to land the E-Pace on a hard surface, Grant and Jaguar ran the car off the ramp and onto an air cushion. , it's basically a giant, roofless bounce house for cars, and it looks like hilarious fun. The first couple of runs were completed with a remote-controlled E-Pace, but Grant eventually got in the car and jumped onto the mattress.
After they got that right, Grant did a trial run onto a dirt ramp before filming a jump with a production-spec E-Pace in London. Grant says the final jump was their best run yet, and of course, it earned them a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Really, we just want to try jumping a car onto an air mattress like this ourselves. Do you think you could make that happen, Jaguar?