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Infiniti G37S Races A Professional Skydiver (Video)

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On: Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 5:16PM | By: Chris Weiss


Infiniti G37S Races A Professional Skydiver (Video)

It's early June, which means the days are long, and the weather is getting warmer and sunnier. And it must have been a long winter, because restless souls everywhere are making the most of their time outside by performing acts of skill, courage, bravado and sheer insanity. We saw the Lamborghini Aventador take on an F-16 fighter earlier this week, and now we have another unlikely air-ground race between an Infiniti G37S ... and a skydiver.

We'd imagine that an amateur skydiver would be too concerned with things like falling to instantaneous death to try to race a car on the ground, so Infiniti and Red Bull turned to professional skydiver Jon DeVore in creating the race. The opposition was Monaco Grand Prix -winning Red Bull/Infiniti F1 racer Mark Webber.

Prior to the showdown, the fellow Red Bull teammates each took a walk to the other side. DeVore, who is the manager of Red Bull's high-flying, high-adrenaline Air Force, gave Webber skydiving lessons at a Montreal wind tunnel. After that, Webber took DeVore out onto the track where he taught him the particulars of pushing a G37S to the limits.

Of course, the bromance had to end eventually, and this one ended in the most spectacular of fashions. DeVore took to a helicopter, while Webber revved his engine on the starting line. Seeing as how DeVore was speeding down to earth, and Webber was racing on the ground, it wasn't a head-to-head. And, to be honest, it's really more of a marketing video than an actual race, but it's pretty entertaining.

This is the second episode of Infiniti's series "Inspired Performers," in which Webber and fellow F1 driver Sebastian Vettel swap places with other athletes and performers. Stay tuned to see what the drivers will find themselves doing next.

You can watch the rest for yourself.




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