Watch: XDubai stuntman kiteboard off Burj Al Arab’s helipad

Mercedes-Benz teamed up with AMG to help make the world-record jump happen.

April 12, 2017

Remember when those two guys took to the skies to fly with an Emirates A380 aircraft? Those men – Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet – were in cahoots with XDubai. Of course, we told you all about that.

Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East has partnered with that community of action sports enthusiasts to create a short film celebrating the most venturesome rides from the Mercedes-AMG lineup: The 45 4MATIC, the CLA 45 4MATIC and the GLA 45 4MATIC.

In the video, we first see stuntman Damien Walters nimbly climb onto the sunroof of a Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC in full throttle, grab and then hang from a rope suspended from a crane and finally jump back onto the world’s most powerful mid-sized car’s sunroof again.

Next, we see kiteboarding and kitesurfing champion, Nick Jacobsen pull into the Burj Al Arab in a Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC before launching himself off the hotel’s helipad. At 210m, the incredible jump is now the highest kiteboarding jump on record. 

And finally, we see Noah Bahnson paraglide with the help of a Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC. After reaching a height of 131-metres, the world record-breaking wingsuit and base jumper releases himself into a freefall and opens a second parachute a mere 67m before floating to the ground.

Watch the entire video here: