How to catch a golf ball in a Merc SLS: video

Published: 21 June 2012

An improbable stunt from Mercedes-Benz has landed an equally unlikely world record for the maker: world's longest golf shot to be caught in a moving car. Trying to snare a golf ball hit at 178mph might now sound like the optimum thing to try out in a £177,000 soft top supercar - especially when you have a deserted test track all to yourself - but that's the task ex-F1 and DTM driver David Coulthard was charged with, along with professional golfer Jake Shepherd.

Watch the video to see if the SLS managed to escape some hard-to-explain paintwork chipping, and how David Coulthard handles a car with the traction control off...