Former professional skateboarder and star of MTV’s “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory,” Rob Dyrdek, is no stranger to pulling off stunts in the Chevrolet Sonic. In 2011, he and Chevrolet teamed up to perform the first-ever successful 360-degree kick-flip off a ramp in a Sonic. The team is back at it again, this time breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record.
Dyrdek set the record for the Farthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a Car in history, with a total distance traveled of 89 feet 3¼ inches. You can see the historic feat in the following video.
Throughout his career, Dyrdek owns, or has broken, more than 20 records, many of those being skateboarding related. To set this world record, Dyrdek could think of no better vehicle to use than the Chevy Sonic.
“The Sonic is a great car for firsts,” said Dyrdek, in a press release. “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.”
We at Tom Naquin Chevrolet don’t advise jumping it off a ramp, but you can still visit us to test drive the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic.