Hot Wheels Sets World Record With Lunatic Jump at Indy 500


As you already knew, Mattel's Hot Wheels brand attempted a new world-record jump by a four-wheel vehicle at Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Not only did Top Gear host and professional stunt driver Tanner Foust succeed—defying our collective understanding of physics with a 332-foot jump—he even stuck the landing just about perfectly. Hot Wheels marketing wizard Simon Waldron described the jump, which utilized a roller-coaster-ish orange ramp typical of classic Hot Wheels sets, as "an incredible childhood fantasy come to life, which engaged multiple generations."

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