THIS is the dramatic moment a rally champion became the first person to perform a 360 degree BACKFLIP in a car.

Daredevil Guerlain Chicherit, 34, sped towards a 25ft ramp in his specially built Mini Countryman at 37mph. He then hit the quarter-pipe and took off - heading 75ft into the air and flipping his motor a full 360 degrees backwards. The Frenchman coolly landed rear wheels first on other side of the snow-covered setting in Tignes, France.

Chicherit’s jaw-dropping stunt was the result of four years of preparation as he became the first person to successfully backflip a car. He completed the first stunt in private attempt on Sunday morning before repeating the feat in front of thousands of fans in an event set up by the Monster energy drink.

The rally star said: “Before the jump it was crazy. I was alone in the car before the start and I just had to do it, everything was ready. I had to arrive at 60kph and be full throttle in the kicker to get the right rotation.”

“In the jump, I knew the balance of the car was good and it took me maybe 20 seconds to realise I had landed on my wheels. When you attempt something nobody has ever achieved before, the stress is really high but the only way is to just try it.”  The backflip had previously been attempted by other drivers but Chicherit became the first automotively-propelled driver to execute a perfect landing.                          –The Sun