On March 18th, French rally car driver Guerlain Chicherit set out to break the world record for the longest car jump. After calculating 15 different parameters, including altitude, angle, speed, and weight of the car, Chicherit sped down a snowy mountain at 160kmh (99mph) in an attempt to jump a 360-foot gap between a steel ramp and concrete landing. It all went horribly wrong. Chicherit’s car nosedived sharply before landing, sending him flipping over and cartwheeling inside a specially adapted BMW Mini he previously used to perform a 360-degree backflip last year.
While videos of the crash emerged earlier this year, GoPro just released new footage that highlights every angle and the frantic aftermath of a stunt gone wrong. It captures the human face of a stunt car crash in three seconds of slow motion, with the build up and test jumps all detailed. Chicherit is surprisingly calm during the ill-fated jump, and miraculously escapes without serious injury. All the action starts at around 7 minutes, but it’s well worth a full 12 minutes of your time.