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Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde: World record for soggy rubber

Tue, 06 Dec 2011

Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde World Record Balloon Bursting

The Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde has broken the world record for bursting balloons filled with water in a car – 2,738 balloons.

There was a time, when Guinness World Records were new and fascinating, that there was a world record for every daft idea you could think of. And there still is (even though most are bored by pointless world records now), and one of them is now held by the Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde.

In perhaps the most pointless effort we’ve seen by a car maker to push a car, Alf Romeo has gone to great lengths to promote and tease their attempt to burst a whole heap of water-filled balloons – in the shape of the Alfa Romeo logo – with a MiTo.

They teased their record attempt a month or so ago with a Facebook competition, where Facebook fans could take control of one of the grid positions of the balloons that weren’t burst by Alfa driver Terry Grant, winning a track day at Goodwood for their efforts.

Alfa obviously feel it’s all been a huge success, and they’re probably right. We’ve reported the record attempt and here we are telling you it’s all wrapped up, the Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde now holds the world record for bursting 2,738 water filled balloons, Alfa got traffic on their Facebook page and four Alfa Facebookers get to go and play at Goodwood. We’ve even posted the video of the MiTo bursting all those balloons below.

Don’t be surprised to see the next Alfa Romeo promo effort seeing the Giulietta setting a world record by a car for ripping toppings off a pizza.

By Cars UK