Um Okay. Watch a Dude Catch an Arrow from a Skoda, I Guess?

I mean… it’s impressive. I’m not really sure why anyone would do this or what it proves about the Octavia Combi RS 245, but it certainly did earn Markus Haas a world record.

So there’s that.

And I bet there’s a lot that could go wrong (semi-stigmata being the highest on that list), so I don’t mean to take anything away from Haas or from Olympian Laurence Baldauff’s excellent arrow show. But also why?

In case you were wondering (because the ad doesn’t really make it explicit) the Octavia Combi RS 245 is the top of the line Octavia and it makes 245 hp and 273 lb-ft from VW’s reliable 2.0-liter turbo four.

That’s good for a more than respectable 0-60 time of 6.6 seconds and up to whatever speed an arrow flies at (which the video says is 216 kph or 134 mph), so that’s pretty impressive.