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Stunt driver claims back Guinness World Record in a Fiat 500

Stunt driver claims back Guinness World Record in a Fiat 500

Stunt driver Alastair Moffatt reclaimed his Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel park, behind the wheel of a Fiat 500 at the 2015 Autosport International Show in Birmingham.

Driving a Fiat 500C 1.2 Cult, Moffatt was able to claim back his title sliding neatly between a Fiat 500S TwinAir 105hp and a Fiat 500C Colour Therapy TwinAir 85hp, with just 7.5cm to spare, although we should point out that it's still awaiting official verification.

The vehicles used were completely standard, disconnecting only the ESC to allow the supermini to be controlled using the handbrake, and lowering the tyre pressures to compensate for the abrasiveness of the surface.

Moffatt, a master instructor at Stunt Drive UK, previously held the Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel park at 8.6cm and also has records for tightest double parallel park and tightest triple parallel park.

He said: "It's wonderful to have my record back! With the gap getting ever smaller, finding the right vehicle is increasingly important, so the light weight, agility, dimensions and parking-friendly shape of the Fiat 500 make it perfect for getting into even the tightest parking spots."

Kate McLaren for Fiat UK added: "We're delighted that Alastair chose the Fiat 500 to reclaim his parking crown and we congratulate him on his remarkable achievement! Obviously, we don't recommend that people attempt such amazing manoeuvres in public, but it's good to know just how maneuverable a Fiat 500 really is in the hands of a trained professional."