Yesterday, Team Hot Wheels drivers Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy suited up and executed the Double Loop Dare stunt at the X Games. The pair went through the 66-foot-tall loops, which replicate a similar Hot Wheels toy track set, hitting 52 miles per hour and pulling 7Gs in the process. Nifty.

The successful stunt gets marked down as a Guinness World Record, next to other amazing feats like the World's Largest Collection of Rubber Ducks. You can watch video of the stunt below, and check out photos in the attached image gallery as well.

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TEAM HOT WHEELS LANDS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE AS DRIVERS RACE THROUGH 60-FOOT TALL DOUBLE LOOP

June 30, 2012 (El Segundo, Calif.) - Two drivers for Team Hot Wheels™ set a Guinness World Records® title today for successfully racing through a 60-foot-tall double vertical loop at X Games Los Angeles 2012. The Team Hot Wheels™ Double Loop Dare, a life-sized version of a Hot Wheels® orange track set, defied gravity with a first-of-its-kind two-driver challenge. Green Driver Greg Tracy, one of Hollywood's top stuntmen, took first place victory as he edged three-time X Games gold medalist and Hot Wheels® Yellow Team Driver Tanner Foust as the two simultaneously raced through the giant up-side-down loop.

"Boys of all ages around the world imagine playing with Hot Wheels on a life-size scale – and our vision with Team Hot Wheels was to transform this fantasy into reality," said Simon Waldron, vice president marketing, wheels, Mattel. "The Double Loop Dare was truly a can't-miss spectacle that altered the Los Angeles skyline. Anyone downtown couldn't miss this massive six-story-tall bright orange structure - it was unmistakably Hot Wheels."

Bringing Toy to Life

The Team Hot Wheels™ Double Loop Dare was modeled after the new Team Hot Wheels™ Double Dare Snare™ track set - available globally at retail - which lets boys race their 1:64 scale Hot Wheels® cars side-by-side in a vertical loop competition. The larger than life Double Loop Dare incorporated an enormous side-by-side loop, exerting a force of 7 G's which Team Hot Wheels™ drivers took on at a speed of 52 MPH.

"I've been a fan of Hot Wheels since I was a little kid, racing cars around my parents' living room," said Tracy, a six-time Pikes Peak Champion and a Hollywood stuntman since 1991. "So to be able to be a part of something like this - with Hot Wheels bringing one of its toys to life - is remarkable."

Meanwhile, Foust, who provided tremendous competition, and spirit can continue to boast about his latest world record obtaining the longest distance vehicle jump at last year's Indianapolis 500. Additionally Foust a world-renowned professional stunt driver has two Formula Drift Championships complimenting his three X Games gold medals. He will be racing for more X Games glory in the RallyCross competition Sunday July 1 on ESPN.

Double Loop Dare on Instant Replay

While the live broadcast took place on ABC and internationally on ESPN, footage of the Team Hot Wheels™ Double Loop Dare can also be viewed on the Hot Wheels® YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/hotwheels. Additional behind-the-scenes footage will be available on www.HotWheels.com. For added entertainment in 2012, Hot Wheels® will unveil 19, live-action webisodes on www.HotWheels.com.


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      Mulad
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, watching that second car bounce down the end ramp reminds me of how stiff the suspensions have to be on these cars to sustain those G forces.
      sgtjmg
      • 2 Years Ago
      it takes alot of time, knowledge and guts to complete a task as that. I Commend their courage good job guys.
      Gypsy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty Lame....even more if you compare it to performers I have seen in India much more dangerous stunts in 20 year old cars without any safety equipment.....
        Moreno636
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Gypsy
        Your comparison makes it sound like what you witnessed to be unabashed exploitation...dont be an idiot.
      Soccer Mom
      • 2 Years Ago
      What an amazing stunt: it requires thorough preparations, training, calculations and investments in equipment and set creation. And at the end of all of that, those 10 seconds have absolutely nothing exciting about them. The whole thing is what teens describe as "oh, whatever".
        speedjohn
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Soccer Mom
        It was about as exciting as the day of a "soccer mom" or even watching soccer for that matter. Physicists are the only way this is happening.
      emdotdee
      • 2 Years Ago
      They looked like they where you do slow. Looked they hooked onto a guide rail.
        Mike
        • 2 Years Ago
        @emdotdee
        There's nothing hooking onto anything. The black stripe is just so they know where to position the car.
        emdotdee
        • 2 Years Ago
        @emdotdee
        Err. Should really check my spelling. It's slower than I was expecting and looks like they hook onto a guide rail or something.
      Master Austin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thats it?? Well whoop-dee-doo...
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds like a bunch of fathers are defending this, it was lame, period. Great for kids and such though.
      LynxFX
      • 2 Years Ago
      I flew over the track in a helicopter yesterday, it is amazing how much it looked just like a toy track from that vantage point.
        ladyfawne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LynxFX
        Hope you got some good photos!! Man, now that I no longer live in LA all the cool stuff is there.
      jen.brit22
      • 2 Years Ago
      My best girl friend got married with a wealthy man.. They met via ~ RichLoves ~, it's where for meeting wealthy men or gorgeous women, who are searching for their special someone. It's worth a try! Tanner said: "The one thing that I noticed while watching videos of full-sized cars going round loops is that my toy set sure seemed like the car was going a lot quicker. In reality, 7Gs is making the car push into the ramp with over 20,000lbs - that's the amount of force. "The faster you go, even just a few MPH more, takes the pressure to 8Gs and 9Gs - then the potential for the car to just break when it's entering the loops is pretty high."
      QCRamAir
      • 2 Years Ago
      As cool as these stunts are, they're really pretty anti-climactic to watch.
      coledude
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have to admit that was really fun to watch...
      millsrb3
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was good.
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