• Dec 7, 2010
Jonny Reid drives the Volvo S60... blindfolded – Click above to watch the video after the break

We don't exactly know why this video was filmed, other than the fact that it's somehow supposed to make us more interested in the Volvo S60, but we don't really care – just because it's cool is reason enough for us.

In any case, well-known Kiwi racer Jonny Reid, who is currently competing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, belted himself into the driver's seat of a brand new 2011 Volvo S60 sedan at the starting line at Hampton Downs Motorsports Park in New Zealand.

No big deal, right? Not until you consider the fact that Reid was blindfolded and going all out based solely on his knowledge of the track and the instructions from his co-driver, Earl Bamber. We can't really say how it compares to any other times, but he ended up lapping the track in one minute and 28 seconds.

Now, it should be noted that Reid knows Hampton Downs very well. In fact, he's a track instructor during driver training and corporate events. Still, the video is pretty darn cool, and in the end, that's all we really care about, right? See for yourself after the break.



Photos copyright ©2010 Chris Paukert / AOL

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, he has some skills and balls for driving like that blindfolded. He actually has cleaner lines blind than some people at the trackdays who can see!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Riding shotgun would require similar quantity of testicles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't think I could drive to work blind with a co-driver. Very impressive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Was that a diesel....?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just reading the word "Volvo" makes me yawn. I never thought that any car brand would ever be more boring than Buick, but it actually happened...amazing.
      CheckTheseOut
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not a big deal... I've done this like a hundred times.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Check out this policewoman taking down the Volvo! http://wn.com/present_it!_Volvo_in_2011_%7C_drive_it
      • 4 Years Ago
      The S60 hasn't been in New Zealand for long so it's great to see what they're doing with it to back up the 'Naughty' campaign. Filming took place late last month as the number plate as since been changed to 'S60'.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not a bad way to have a crash course into rallying and trusting your co-driver :P
      • 4 Years Ago
      I admire the relationship the two guys have. I can't think of anyone that I would trust to talk me across a street blindfolded let alone drive a car around a race track. Kinda sad. :o(
      • 4 Years Ago
      Because only the blind could think the Volvo they're driving is a real sports sedan...

      *ZING!*
        • 4 Years Ago
        exactly. because the blind don't have to see a German badge before they judge a car's performance.

        *Zing!*
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just want to see this done with a stick-shift. moreover, I want to try it. having to listen to the engine while listening to a codriver would be remarkable and challenging.
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