The Mini Cooper is a British style icon. Everyone from movie stars to musicians have squeezed into the cheeky little motor. But the ultimate compact car is also famous for being a dinky daredevil, tearing up the streets of Turin in The Italian Job and thundering round the rally circuit. Now it's the car performing the world's most amazing stunts...with a Frenchman behind the wheel.
The Mini Cooper is arguably Britain's most famous motorised export, a plucky little vehicle that conquers impossible feats with some old-fashioned ingenuity and a stiff upper lip. But now the French have gotten their hands on the vehicle and made it all their own.
No, they haven't filled the tiny back seat with baguettes and brie, they've turned it into a gravity-defying super car capable of pulling of world-first stunts.
After hours of mechanical magic, the car was handed over to Guerlain Chicherit, who took the car to the ski resort of Tignes and performed the first-ever backflip in a car.
The clip follows on from Mini's teaser, launched in early January. Launched three days ago, the full clip has earned 1.4 million views and 89,000 shares.
While it might pain us Brits to praise the French for anything, we are impressed by this epic feat of dare-devilry. Vive La Mini!