Men backflipping over cars is something one would find in South Indian movies, with outlandish dialogues and physics-defying action scenes. However, we never expected to see footage which obeys the laws of nature, and that too using a race car for the operation. The race car in use is from a very recently conceived form of motorsport â€“ Formula E.Â The race car is all-electric and can accelerate to a 100kmph in around 3 seconds with a top speed of 225kmph.
The brave soul partaking in this exercise is freerunner and daredevil extraordinaire Damien Walters. Walters has played as a stunt double in multiple Hollywood blockbusters like Sherlock Holmes, Captain America and Skyfall. Initially, practice sessions are conducted wherein the appropriate car speed is decided and Walters backflips at a location offset to the car, so as to view the profile and get the timing right. A single mistake could cost Walters his life. It is also worth noting that Walters is carrying this out with his back to the car. Ludicrous. After completing preparations, the Formula E race car and Walters align, and the stunt commences, with the car hurtling towards Walters at 100kmph. We donâ€™t think we should spoil this video for you, otherwise it wouldnâ€™t have been aired at all.