• Oct 12th 2008 at 9:20AM
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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?

See video of the record-breaking run here. Be warned that it's not in English.


[Source: BBC]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      What is searching on the internet?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Borrowed, ahahah, ya that's definitely the way to do it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A gallardo doesn't crack 200?
      I dunno, if i'm dropping 200,000 on a car, the top speed better damn well start with 2 and be followed by two more digits.

      As far as the blind guy doing it, more power to him. I'm sure it was in a controlled enviorment, so i don't see a concern there.
      People with dissabilities deserve to live and enjoy life too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        the LP 560-4 tops out at 203
        but -1 to you for only caring about top speed

        as long as its above 150, all that matters is how fast it gets there
        • 6 Years Ago
        Who said all i care about is top speed? Don't assume.

        I care about both the quarter and top speed, and for 200k, a car should run 11's and go over 200mph.
        According to R&T this thing does not run 11's, and the mph isn't all that impressive either.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Blind guy sets world record!!!

      Oh wait, it's a "blind" world record. Never mind.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not to take anything away from Luc Costermans' awesome achievement, but am I the only one that sees a blind man barreling down an airstrip in a borrowed Lamborghini at mind-numbing speeds as a metaphor for our banker friends and our economy? Heh.

      Cheers,
      Andi

      • 6 Years Ago
      I disagree. Being blind is a huge challenge itself, this was simply risking your life for no good reason. If you want to feel g's ride a roller coaster or take a plane trip.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How many non-blind people have driven at 192 mph? I'm afraid it's not that many.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I couldn't see anything in that video.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What's with your avatar?
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