Car stunts are usually performed using small and not too heavy vehicles. But Lotus F1 did the opposite when they launched a massive truck over an F1 race car, breaking a world record of aerial distance of over 25 meters.
In the video above the stunt is shown from five different angles, covering every single moment of this astonishing move.
Mike Ryan is a professional stunt driver and the wheelman in the truck, along with Martin Ivanov driving the Lotus. Both men have been stunt drivers in famous and popular movies such as the
Fast and Furious
series of movies.
EMC, is a cloud-computing and data management company that is providing computer-related services for Lotus F1. This video besides being an advertisement for both EMC and Lotus F1 is a world record breaker as well, something that both companies have well managed to achieve.
I've had quite a few questions from people about why I chose to use an MX5 Miata for the video series. Was it sponsored? Am I an expert with them? Because I love them? The answer is... it just seemed the best choice at the time. Now, with hindsight, I realise it was the best possible choice in the world. Here's the story...
We've been filming and releasing videos every week since getting into the new studio. The course now has 9.5 hours of pro-quality video, fully subtitled and I'm really proud of what we're producing! We're using CGI anywhere it helps understanding, and the general quality and feel of the videos is at an all-time high.
We finished the first episode in the new studio and to celebrate I've put it up on YouTube so you can (hopefully) learn something new and also see the massive improvement in quality that we've made. Also.... shiny new CGI is working!