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.


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  (422) posted on 01.7.2013

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

  (305) posted on 01.7.2013

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

  (305) posted on 01.7.2013

@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

  (312) posted on 01.7.2013

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

  (302) posted on 01.7.2013

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!

  (305) posted on 01.7.2013

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

  (422) posted on 01.7.2013

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

  (542) posted on 01.4.2013

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

  (516) posted on 01.4.2013

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

  (509) posted on 01.4.2013

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

  (452) posted on 01.4.2013

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.

  (475) posted on 01.4.2013

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

  (509) posted on 01.4.2013

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

  (542) posted on 01.4.2013

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

  (516) posted on 01.4.2013

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

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