World's tightest parallel park

Last updated 09:24 04/12/2012

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Forget parking assist technology in new cars. A German stuntdriver has broken the world record for the tightest parallel park.

Ronny Wechselberger, known as Ronny C Rock in Germany, broke the record back in June but the feat has only just been aired on the Guinness World Records show in Germany.

Wechselberger has squeezed a 3.54-metre long Volkswagen Up in to a 3.68-metre long parking space between two other Ups for an overall parking distance of just 14 centimetres, breaking the old record by 1cm. The distance was measured electronically with a laser device as well as a measuring tape.

The successful record attempt was just 11 days after Han Yue - driving a Mini - reduced the record to 15cm from 21cm set by Patrik Folco in Italy in May.

Just one question remains: How do you get out of such a park if the other vehicles remain?

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