VALENCIA, Calif. — Driving a Chevrolet Sonic, television star and former professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek successfully set a Guinness World Record today for the Farthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a Car with a total of 89 feet 3¼ inches.
This is the second time Dyrdek, star of MTV’s Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, has used a Sonic to set an automotive first. In 2011, Dyrdek successfully performed a 360-degree kick-flip off a ramp in a Sonic.
“The Sonic is a great car for firsts,” Dyrdek said. “I have always been a Chevy guy, so when we decided we wanted to set a Guinness World Record for the finale of Fantasy Factory, using the Sonic again just made sense.”
Dyrdek performed the stunt before spectators at Six Flags Magic Mountain, while MTV filmed the jump for the season finale of Fantasy Factory, which is set to air at 10:30 p.m. EST/PST March 13 on MTV. To qualify for a Guinness World Records achievement, Dyrdek had to successfully land the Sonic on the catch ramp and be able to drive away from the stunt.
With all high-speed action stunts, safety is a priority, Dyrdek believes. The Sonic offers 10 standard air bags and high-strength steel as part of its body structure, making the small car a strong choice for this challenge.