Insane: Real-life Hot Wheels cars go through double dare loop

By Muriel Kane
Sunday, July 1, 2012 17:55 EDT
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This years X Games, which are being held in Los Angeles this weekend, added to their usual extreme events by constructing a real-life, 66 foot tall version of the Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare and sending a rally car driver and a Hollywood stuntman hurtling through it.

The two drivers, Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy, spun through the loop at 52 miles an hour, a speed which subjected them to seven times the normal force of gravity at the earth’s surface. According to Geekosystem, people have been known to black out at only 4 G’s.

Foust and Tracy now hold a world record for the stunt, having surpassed Chinese driver Li Yatao, who previously held the record for a mere 42 foot loop.

This video was posted by XGames on June 30, 2012.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
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