Rally driver Guerlain Chicherit attempted to break the world record at the longest jump performed in a car, but it didn't go to plan.
At a set up in Tignes, France, Chicherit was attempting to travel 101 metres through the air in his car to land what would be the longest jump in history, but it didn't go to plan as the car came crashing down, spinning out of control at around 160 km/h.
Chicherit explains in the full video the meticulous preparation that went in to the jump to ensure that it was as controlled as possible, but when his car lands on the second ramp and rolls, all that goes out the window. The Go Pros placed all around the course and inside the car capture every moment of the terrifying experience, and provide some amazing footage. The whole piece is 12 minutes, but if you want to see the start of the jump, skip ahead to the 7:06 mark.
The video has gone viral since going up a few days ago, with nearly 3 million hits already, and it's easy to see why. As James Kirkam, the Motor Sports Creative Team Leader for Go Pro Productions, put it, what you see in the video is not just a crash or a fall, but "we captured 'that moment' - A look on a man's face and a light in his eyes when he realises 'this is it, I am going to die'."
It's scary and shocking stuff, but thankfully, Guerlain walked away from the crash with just a few minor injuries. At the end of the video, he claims that he's going to try again, but something tells us he might decide against that after having a think about it.