Video: Chinese guy drives through world's largest loop the loop

As China grows, so does its obsession for claiming world records. The latest record that the Chinese have achieved is one that Sonic would be proud of: driving a car through the world's largest loop the loop.

The entire Guinness World Record-setting stunt ends in only a few seconds, but what a ride it must have been for Yi Yatao who drove a Youngman Lotus L5 Sportback through a massive 12 foot wide steel loop the loop that measures 42-feet wide in diameter and weighs 72,752 pounds.

Never heard of the Youngman Lotus L5 Sportback? Don't sweat it. According to MotorAuthority, Youngman is a "legitimate domestic auto brand, much like [the U.S.'s] own Chevrolet."

Using licensed car technology from Malaysian automobile manufacturer Proton and parent company of Lotus Cars, Youngman engineered the Lotus L5 Sportback to have a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 130 to 140 horsepower.

Enough power to bring Hot Wheels stunts to life? Apparently. Toss on a few more loops and maybe a steep drop and let's try that again, shall we?

Via YouTube and MotorAuthority

(Thanks Charlie!)

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