Renowned stunt driver Terry Grant has set a new Guinness World Record in the feisty Renault Twingo.
The audience at the Live Action Arena of the Autosport International Show saw the famous driver spin a Twingo GT through a gap just 18 centimetres more than the length of the car!
The 100hp Twingo GT is just the ticket for punching above its weight in the urban environment although Terry’s method of nipping through gaps is best left to the professionals! The ‘J-turn’ involves reversing at speed, spinning the car around through 180º and then driving off in the opposite direction.
The sell-out crowd in the Live Action arena at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre saw Terry reverse the Twingo and spin it through barriers that were just 378 centimetres apart – only 18 centimetres more than the length of the car. The crucial measurement for Terry was the diagonal size of the Twingo. At 370 centimetres, this left Terry with just four centimetres gap between the barriers!
The Live Action arena saw 12 performances of the stunt over the four days of the show. In each spectacular demonstration, the gap between the barriers was reduced, breaking the previous World Record each time. This culminated in beating the previous record by over one and a half metres!
Terry said “For this record, the car needs great agility, visibility and pinpoint accuracy. The Twingo has it in spades! Best of all, despite up to six shows each day and numerous practice runs, it was bomb-proof! You couldn’t drive many cars home after that sort of punishment!”
Terry Grant has been performing stunts around the world for over 12 years and is widely regarded as one of the greatest performers in the business. This is his 16th World Record.