• Jan 1, 2010
Travis Pastrana's New Year's Eve jump – Click above to watch video

Travis Pastrana spent New Year's Eve preparing to drive his Red Bull Subaru WRX STI off of a boat-mounted ramp, over 250-or-so feet of water, and onto another ramp floating on a barge. In earlier practices for the jump, at first he didn't stick the landing, then he skipped the landing part entirely. The New Year's event would be for keeps, though.

Follow the jump to watch the jump and see how it ended. Hat tip to Jon C!

[Source: ESPN via YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      yes, he does! That jump off the ramp was more dangerous than the jump over the water!
      • 5 Years Ago
      And here I was thinking jumping my truck about 10 feet was pretty narly...lol.

      Looks like his landing strip could have been a little longer though...poor Subie.
      • 5 Years Ago
      today's computer technology makes stunts like this rather easy. Every aspect of the jump is done using computer models so there is literally no danger as long as everything goes to plan.

      Sure it takes balls to pull off this big of a stunt but in all honesty it was not very hard at all
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Big E - That's kind of what I thought as I watched it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What's the big deal? Johnny Greaves jumped his truck a couple of weeks ago 301 feet. True, it was on land but it was 32 feet farther.
        • 5 Years Ago
        How many feet of suspension travel did that thing have?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great advertisement for Subaru!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Has Ken Block been notified?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would've been impressive if some guy didn't jump over 300 feet in a 2wd truck a week or so back.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't forget that the truck has at least 12" MORE suspension than the STI. This is still very impressive for a car IMHO.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well done Travis.
      That landing was scary.
      I love his Greg Louganis at the end.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So did the guys on the rescue boats. Based on their reactions, I'm guessing the back flip was "unscripted".
      • 5 Years Ago
      hahaha! he probably jumped in the water cos he pooped himself and had to wash it out before the interviews started!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      meh...
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice


      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      The whole event was insane. So much fun.
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