This is one of those stunts that could have gone terribly wrong, but instead ended up as one of the cooler viral videos you will ever see.The good folks at FIA Formula E Championship racing thought it would be a good idea to have a Formula E car speed directly at a stuntman, and have him back-flip at just the right moment. The result is absolutely amazing. You can also watch the entire video in 360 if you are into that sort of thing.

Freerunner, gymnast and Hollywood stuntman Damien Walters is no stranger to danger. With movie credits including Captain America, Skyfall and Assassin’s Creed, Damien’s performed in some of the most mind-blowing action sequences you’ve seen on screen.

Damien proposed his dream stunt to us – could he stand facing away from a Formula E car as it approaches from behind, and then perform a blind backflip over the car as it passes below? We present to you this perfect synchronisation of highly-tuned man and machine: The Leap Of Faith.

We salute you, Damien Walters.

[The Wrap]