French stuntman Guerlain Chiherit pulled off the first ever car backflip this week.
In a thrilling display, the 34-year-old daredevil drove his specially created Mini off a 25-foot high ramp before completing a complete 360-degree flip. He was recorded going at a speed of 37 miles per hour at the time his vehicle’s wheels left the ramp.
According to some estimates, Chiherit got as high as 75 feet in the air before coming back down to earth.
“Before the jump it was crazy. I was alone in the car before the start and I just had to do it, everything was ready,” he told the Daily Mail.
"I had to arrive at 60kph [37mph] and be full throttle in the kicker to get the right rotation.
"In the jump, I knew the balance of the car was good and it took me maybe 20 seconds to realise I had landed on my wheels.”
It is believed that Chicherit put four years of time and effort into cultivating his latest trick.