Turkish pop singer Metin Senturk annihilated the previous Guinness World Records title of fastest blind driver, by taking a Ferrari F430 up to 182 miles per hour. The previous world record had been 176 miles per hour, held by a British bank manager.
Let us take this moment to truly be impressed, as we own some Ferrari F430s, and know that the F430 Spider tops out at 197 miles per hour. So this obviously adventurous blind man had this exotic car within 15 miles per hour of its potential! Outstanding.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the specs of the Ferrari F430, it packs some serious punch. Under the hood lies a 4.3-liter V8 capable of nailing the 0-60 mark in a staggering 3.5 seconds. We wonder how fast our blind pop singer hit the mark in the $168,000-$227,000 luxury car.
If you are like us, you are likely wondering how the singer emerged unscathed from the high-speed thrill of driving a classic luxury car blind and unaccompanied. Oh yes, the man was alone in the car. As most artists are, the man is creative and had former rally driver Volkan Isik driving behind him, guiding him via radio. Sounds like this guy should have played David Hasslehoff in Knight Rider, where the car would just drive for him, keeping him company in the process.
According to Senturk,
“I don’t think there are any words to describe this feeling. I am really happy. It was really hard, like a dance with death.”
Senturk has been blind since age three, and it seems he has a thing for exotic cars, which we completely understand. The only thing that could have made this tale more shocking would be if he were behind the wheel of a Bugatti Veyron.
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