The farthest golf shot caught in a moving car was achieved this week by former Formula One driver David Coulthard and Jake Shepherd (both UK), at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey, UK.

The golf ball left the tee at a speed of 286.46 kmh (178 mph), and landed in the car 275 metres further down the runway; however, the 250 m marker was the closest point at which it could be evident that the record had been achieved.

Professional golfer Jake Shepherd drove a 285km/h golf ball just as Coulthard drove away in a 425kW Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster to catch it.

Coulthard accelerated to speeds of to 190km/h before the the ball landed in the cockpit of the SLS.

Coulthard commented: 'This is definitely one of the most unusual things I've ever been asked to do with a car! But Jake was great to work with and the performance of the SLS AMG Roadster made driving to catch a mid-air golf ball even more fun.'

Photo by Matt Burgess