The Chevy Sonic doesn’t get much pub on these pages, as it’s not necessarily a car that inspires you to hit the race track. Rather, it is a relatively timid hatchback/sedan that gets outstanding mpg and has a low MSRP. Well, today is an exception, as the Sonic RS has just been part of a rather entertaining world record.
Rob Dyrdek, just two years removed from completing a 360-degree kick-flip in a Sonic, decided he wanted to see how far he could jump the compact hatch. That in itself isn’t all that impressive, but the fact that he did this jump in reverse certainly piqued my interest a bit.
Dyrdek managed to clear a gap of 89 feet 3-1/4 inches in reverse, putting himself and the Sonic into the Guinness Book of World Records. Nice work, felas...
And to think, I know some people that can barely back out of a garage without nearly killing themselves, and this dudes jumping cars nearly 90 feet in reverse. Check out the above video to see the record-breaking run.