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Skyscraper Jump

Updated: Jan 28, 2022


This is one of the craziest car moments ever seen in film. Vin Diesel drives (jumps) a car from one skyscraper to another. The car is the ultra rare Lykan Hypersport, the third most expensive new car on the market (at $3.4 million). So, that's a good reason to try and steal one but can it really jump between two buildings in mid air?

Feasibility check in Fast & Furious:

The car would have to go to 100 kph in 2.8 seconds, fast enough to get up to speed inside the first building.
The two buildings appear to be about 6 car lengths apart.
It is a jump able distance, and the car can actually get up to a fast enough speed to make the jump.

The Fallacy:

The problem with this stunt occurs when the car crashes through he glass that reduces some of its momentum, and could cause it to start spinning in air. It will rapidly drop in elevation.
While falling it would need to penetrate the other building at exactly right angle of entry to pass between the two floors through glass. A bit too high or low, or at the wrong angles and the car catches, stopping its forward momentum and sending it down below.
The diagram shows that it is physically impossible to do this furious jump. In reel, it was manipulated using external cables and cranes.

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01 בינו׳ 2022

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