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Skoda has achieved its most daring Guinness World Record to date; the farthest flight of an arrow caught by hand from a moving car.

26 Sep 2018 | International News : Czech Republic



Using the Octavia Combi RS 245, the fastest Octavia ever produced, Skoda registered an unbelievable distance of 57.5m. The Record attempt called on the expertise of Austrian Olympic archer Laurence Baldauff who fired the arrow while martial arts coach Markus Haas deftly 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. The arrow travelled at 60m per second and the distance between the archer and its target was 70m.

However, as the arrow flies in an arc rather than a straight line, the distance over which the arrow can be captured from the open sunroof was reduced to around 30m. Haas, therefore had a window of 0.5 seconds to catch the 68cm-long arrow. The record 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.

It may not be the Combi, but we also test the Octavia RS 245 in the video review below!

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