SKODA has achieved its most daring Guinness World Record to date – the farthest flight of an arrow caught by hand from a moving car.
Using the Octavia Combi vRS 245, the fastest Octavia ever produced, Skoda registered a distance of 188ft.
The record attempt called on the expertise of Austrian Olympic archer Laurence Baldauff who fired the arrow while martial arts coach Markus Haas caught the flying object leaning out of the sunroof of the car.
Success or failure was a matter of millimetres and hundredths of a second as the arrow travelled at 134mph and the distance between the archer and its target was 70 metres.
But as the arrow flies in an arc rather than a straight line, the distance over which it can be captured from the open sunroof was reduced to around 30 metres, meaning Haas had a window of 0.5 seconds to catch the 68-centimetre-long arrow.
The record, which took four months of planning, was set at the Zeltweg air base in Austria in homage to the Skoda brand which has featured the winged arrow on its logo since 1926.
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