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CLIP 8112

Recreating the best car stunt ever

Recreating the best car stunt ever

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Key Info
  • Recreating the best car stunt ever
  • Duration: 04:30
  • The James Bond film 'The Man with the Golden Gun' is famed for the car stunt to beat them all - a Ferrari jumping a river while completing a 360 degree roll. The Top Gear team attempt to recreate this using an Austin Maestro and their own brand of maths and engineering. Published as part of the Top Gear website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
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  • Keywords: speed, time, modelling, equations, trajectory, mechanics, kinematics, projectiles, funny, TopGear
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used as part of a series of lessons on mathematical modelling. What factors will affect the trajectory of the car as it attempts the stunt? Why didn't the model work according to plan and what could the stunt co-ordinators do to improve their modelling? This clip could also be used as enrichment for the AS Mechanics topic of projectiles.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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