• Jan 21, 2010
Travis Pastrana practices ahead of the big jump – Click above to watch the video after the break

"Hey, I think that'll buff out." So says Travis Pastrana, a surprisingly cool customer shortly after misjudging the speed required to clear a giant gap in his Subaru WRX STI rally car. Of course, if you're going to engage in such shenanigans in the first place, you'd better be prepared to deal with the consequences, right?

You probably remember the record-setting New Years Day jump off of a boat-mounted ramp, over 250-or-so feet of water, and onto another ramp floating on a barge. Well, as we had previously seen, Pastrana had plenty of practice before the main event, and Red Bull has kindly put together some behind-the-scenes footage showing exactly what goes into producing such a mind-boggling stung.

Motorcycles. Rally Cars. And Craziness. Absolute craziness. You know you want to watch, so click here to see the video for yourself after the break.

[Source: Red Bull]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Travis is a really good driver and all, but when I watched that special on ESPN, on new years eve, I was getting very aggravated. These naive Ameican reporters kept saying how he was the best rally driver in the world, and how he's won the AMERICAN rally circut so many times and blah blah blah. Ummmm I know of this one guy that might, just might be a bit better then him. Sebastien Loeb 6 time consecutive WORLD Rally Championship champion. I think he might just be a bit better then young Trav. I am An American by the way. But unlike the majority I actually am aware that there is a whole world outside our borders.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Most "Americans" arent like motor sport fans like us in autoblog. And that includes reporters. Reporter's facts are just there to make them look and sound smart. People like Ken Block, Travis Pastrana, and Dave Mirra are consider as amazing drivers in the US where our rounds r mostly falt n straight. But in europe there are roads in the country side where everyone lives that are like the rally stage roads in the US. Ken Block is moving to WRC with ford i think, and i hate how everyone say he is gonna do great cuz he is one of the best driver. He is not, his gymkhana drift act are fun, but are easy enough for any WRC driver, just they dont even bother making money off of it. Ken Block and Travis are great people, fun people, but their more credited, Ken is there to have fun and make money, where as Travis is just there to compete and fun.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pastrana has some real driving talent, Subaru should use stunts like this to market their cars "Stuntmen drive Subarus". The same goes for redbull marketing their drink" Stuntmen drink Redbull"
      • 5 Years Ago
      the crash looks really bad...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Balls of mother effing steel.
      Who crashes like that and then just gets out of the car like nothing happened?
      Is he human, Cylon?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like him and his personality so much better than Block...Congrats for Travis and Subaru.
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks like that other video was real!!! :P
        • 5 Years Ago
        hahaha I was thinkin the same thing. People were like "oh thats fake, PR stunt." idiots. haha
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love Travis Pastrana. I try to catch Nitro Circus on MTV (or MTV2, I can't remember now) whenever I can just to see his crazy shenanigans.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Amazing jump but all my 7 year old could say was "that's it?". lol.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like how much the dash flexed when he got out. I know most dashes aren't that rubbery so there must have been some spars removed or something.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Most dashes aren't usually stepped on by a 180+ pound man either.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've crawled around enough junkyards to step on a couple dashes and that one just seemed abnormally 'flexy'
      • 5 Years Ago
      What was that piece laying (lying?) on the ground at 2:01?

      Looks like a messed up halfshaft but I can't tell.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, that was an axle.
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