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French Driver Flips MINI Cooper

Recently, thirty-four year-old extreme sportsman Guerlain Chicherit became the first person to ever complete an unassisted backflip in a car. At a ski resort in Tignes, France—previously known for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics—Chicherit drove a modified MINI Cooper up a 26-foot static ramp. After completing the flip, the Cooper landed on all fours in the snow and secured MINI’s and Chicherit’s place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Though drivers have undoubtedly completed backflips in cars before, Chicherit’s was the first to do so without the use of a propelling ramp. Watch it happen in the above video.