Driver sets a world record by reversing a full mile in 75 seconds
Scot Burner, from the USA, set a world record by driving one full mile (1.61 kilometers) in reverse in just 1 minute 15.18 seconds. The previous champion took 20 seconds longer to accomplish the same.
It would be improper to say Scot just cheesed through the race, though. He did his homework, testing no less than a dozen different production vehicles to find one that would give the best results when put in the reverse gear. He then filmed his preparations and tests on video and posted it online.
The record-breaking drive took place this summer, but it wasn’t until now that the media learned about it. The car Scot used was a C7 Chevrolet Corvette. The driver was given three attempts and showed an average speed of 72 km/h (45 mph) between these, although the car occasionally hit 85 km/h (53 mph).
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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