Daredevil driver pulls off backflip in the Alps (VIDEO)

Dylan Stableford
The Sideshow

Guerlain Chicherit, a 34-year-old French rally car driver, has successfully landed what's believed to be the first unassisted car backflip on snow.

Chicherit used a Mini Countryman JCW to perform the stunt—which took four years to plan—on a snow-covered ramp in Tignes, France, on Sunday. According to Mini, Chicherit was traveling at 37 mph when he hit the 25-foot-high jump.

"Warning," a note preceding the carmaker's version of the footage reads. "This video was filmed exclusively in a closed area with a professional driver in ideal safety conditions. Under no circumstances should you attempt to drive this way on the open road."

According to Mini, Chicherit actually landed the jump twice—once during a private test-run earlier in the day, and then again in front of a crowd at the ski area in France's Northern Alps.

Watch Chicherit's jaw-dropping stunt: