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?