Video: Mini Attempts the World's First Unassisted 360-Degree Backflip

It looks like 2013 started pretty crazy for Mini . The company attempted the world’s first unassisted 360-degree backflip in an automobile. Using a specially modified John Cooper Works Countryman and with French daredevil Guerlain Chicherit behind the wheel, Mini proved that the gravity can be defeated.

The Countryman JCW managed to hit a height of about 39 feet, but unfortunately the video does not reveal the landing. However, we do hope it was a successful one. We’re sure the complete video will be launched soon.

As a reminder, the Countryman JCW is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that delivers a total of 218 horsepower and up to 221 pound-feet of torque. The car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds and is capable of hitting a top speed of 140 mph.

Our advice to you is don’t try this at home! You will learn everything there is to know about this attempt pretty soon when Mini will release the full details.


Was this part of an action movie?Like a scene or something?
They found a great place for such a play

I hope they’ll share with us the rest of the movie soon enough, I really want to see the landing!!

@Alex: I strongly reccomend you to search for this type of activities, nearby you, because usually they are well-planed and you might be able to assist them smiley

I’d love to see such thing live, not on a recorded clip

snow, leave the metaphores away, it’s not the case to make use of them, ha haah smiley
And yes, these guys are really brave!

I just saw the video and it gave me goosebumps, ha haah.Great job, but I feel afraid about the end of the move..

This is one of the most spectacular back-flips I have ever seen!Cool!!

One day I might try this crazy thing!Taking any risk, but I guess it’s amazing doing a back-flip with a Mini...

Can’t wait to see the landing part.Maybe someone can give me a sign when the complete vid appears?Thx.

I wish I was there, to see the whole show!!!

Can someone tell a precise value of such car?I see it has great features, but I don’t seem to find a concrete price.Thanks.

I wish this jewelry was mine.I must have it smiley)

I never tought a Mini can become such a crazy toy!
140 mph in just 7 sec., woohooo!

I want to see the landing!Hopefully, it was a good one!

Sky is the limit, but that was totally an act of courage!

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