Think of your favorite Hot Wheels track from your childhood and imagine it existed in real life. If you happened to think of the the iconic Hot Wheels V-Drop track—the long orange plastic ramp that hung from the top of your bedroom door—then your imagination will become a reality at the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   

The Hot Wheels brand, along with sponsor IZOD, will show off their 10-story-high track on May 29th in the infield of the speedway. A  driver from Team Hot Wheels, a newly-created stunt driving group, will pilot a race car down the 90-foot-long ramp, which should surely impress millions of Hot Wheels fans both young and old.

In addition, the crew will attempt to break the world record jump in a four-wheeled vehicle, which currently stands at 302 feet.

As you can imagine, there is a great amount of planning, fabrication and preparation involved in pulling this stunt off. The folks at Wired have posted a video below with behind-the-scenes footage include interviews, shots of the ramp and a practice run with a real race-truck that looks cool enough to be shrunk down, packaged and displayed alongside other Hot Wheels at a toy store.

The “IZOD Presents Hot Wheels Fearless at the 500” stunt is part of the brand’s multi-platform campaign “designed to extend the Hot Wheels experience past childhood, capturing the attention of fans of all ages,” the company said in a statement. It’s also the latest “larger-than-life” stunt attempted by Team Hot Wheels and we can’t imagine how they would top this. A loopty-loop perhaps? Regardless of what they do next, we can’t wait the see this jump and future stunts they have in store.

Source: Mattel Brands

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