Veteran British stuntman Rocky Taylor entered the record books in spectacular style last week with a daring car jump at London's O2 Arena.

The 67-year-old set a new record for the largest breakaway glass structure smashed by a car, with a jump into a pane measuring 23.91 m² (257.36 ft²).

Driving a BMW at approximately 50 mph towards a pipe ramp, Rocky smashed through the glass structure, before flipping the car and landing upside down on a pile of parked cars as planned.

The record attempt was staged for 'Remember A Charity', an organisation which encourages people to leave a lasting legacy by leaving a donation to a charity in a will.

The attempt literally smashed the previous record which was set on the set for the James Bond film Die Another Day.

The original record formed part of a sequence which saw actor Pierce Brosnan driving Bond's Aston Martin through a 8ft 3.5in by 5ft 4.5in glass panel during the film's ice palace car chase scene

Rocky, who attempted the record as his "final stunt", has appeared in over 500 films and television shows including Titanic and both the Indiana Jones and Harry Potter franchises in a career that has spanned 51 years.

He most recent work saw him on set for the new Brad Pitt film, World War Z.