Best motors stunt at the 2012 Summer X Games was the Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare.
Inspired by the Hot Wheels track, Mattel wanted to break a world record and have two stunt drivers drive side-by-side through a gravity-defying double loop six stories tall. A team of experts that were pulled in to design the stunt included a roller coaster engineer, NASA scientist, and Navy fighter pilot.
The track construction consisted of 125 tons of plywood and steel, 500 gallons of orange paint, and towers 60 feet tall.
The cars are 3,000 pound rally cars with 2.4L turbocharged engines that pump out 375 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. The cars reached a top speed of 52 mph through the loop with the drivers feeling 7 Gs of force.The two stunt drivers brought in by Mattel are Tanner Foust in the yellow car and Greg Tracey in the green car.
Tanner Foust is a three-time X Games Gold Medalist, two-time Formula Drift Champion who also earned Hot Wheels the world record breaking distance jump at last year’s Indianapolis 500.
Greg Tracey is one of the top stuntmen in Hollywood and a six-time Pikes Peak Champion.