At the 2012 X-Games, Hot Wheels attempted a death-defying, double loop. Unlike when you were a kid and actively trying to destroy your toy cars, though, this was a life-size attempt, with real drivers behind the wheel. The massive stunt, with two 66-foot-tall loops, was completed by Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy, and now there's a short YouTube documentary on the process involved in setting up the stunt.

It shouldn't be a surprise, but there were crashes in practice. Hot Wheels rigged up a poor Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback with a remote-control system as a practice vehicle, which eventually pancaked itself into the track midway through its run. The full-size RC car showed the lengths that the team went to get this stunt right, while making it as safe as possible for the two drivers.

You can check out the complete documentary below, along with the live lap from the 2012 X-Games in Los Angeles.




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      Cabriofan
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL. That second car almost didn't make the jump. THAT would lead to a nation of crying boys.
      petrol42
      • 1 Year Ago
      The cars were supposed to race down the straightaway, complete the loop and if one car wasn't further ahead than the other, then both cars would crash where the tracks join at the jump. But it didn't work that way since this was for publicity and Hot Wheels didn't want the drivers to die in a fiery crash. They said Tanner Foust botched the start but that's BS.
      Dave
      • 1 Year Ago
      If Tanner Foust wasn't so short, I would want to be him when I grow up.
      diffrunt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why ?
      Discover
      • 1 Year Ago
      I almost died when I saw a crushed Sportback. It's just like mine, but mine has no missing parts.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Ricky
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ok... What are those cars?
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now drive an F1 car in the ceiling like they claim you can.
      Freereader
      • 1 Year Ago
      These two cars are modified Mitsubishis Lancer 8 (or 9). I saw them at LA auto show last year.