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Offline SiFi

  • Navigator/Serial Killer

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  • Location: Adelaide
Some people borrow a phone, this guy borrowed a Gallardo.......

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Ripped from here:
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/10/12/blind-belgian-breaks-speed-record-in-borrowed-lamborghini/

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For most of us, once we're able to sweet talk our way into Lamborghini Gallardo, going 192 mph isn't that difficult. But Luc Costermans has at least one more major obstacle to overcome: he's been blind for four years.

Despite that, he managed to borrow an orange Gallardo for an attempt on the Blind Speed Record. Congratulations are in order for both Luc and the Gallardo's owner, as the record was broken and the Gallardo apparently wasn't. Luc set the Blind Speed Record at 192 mph, Saturday, at an airstrip in Istres, France.

"I'm very, very happy. It's a team effort," Luc said after the run. His co-pilot, Guillaume Roman, wasn't quoted in any of the stories we read, but we assume he breathed a deep sigh of relief. Seriously, who volunteers to ride shotgun with a blind driver in a Gallardo doing almost 200 mph?

Luc can't rest on his laurels. Previous record-holder Mike Newman is hoping to hit 200 mph in a
Keating TKR. Anyone got a Veyron Luc borrow? Anyone?

Video here:
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/308-kmh-record-battu-pour-un-aveugle-/2647719768







Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
My guess is the co-driver's hand was poised about 1mm from the steering wheel - although the driver didn't know this, of course.  :p



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