Blind South African Driver enters Guinness Book by driving at 200mphOctober 10th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A blind South African man has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by driving a car at 200 miles per hour.
South Africa’s News24 reports that Durbanville native, Hein Wagner, piloted a high performance Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series to the amazing speed on a closed runway at Upington International Airport.
Wagner maintained the speed for over half a mile before letting off of the gas. A navigator from the group that certified the record rode in the passenger seat, giving Wagner instructions, FOX News reports.
It’s not the first time that Wegner, who is also a motivational speaker, has driven at high speed.
In 2005, he set the record at 167 mph in a Maserati, before a blind Belgian driver stole it from him with a 191 mph run.
Wagner hopes his next feat will be to break 500 mph at the helm of a Boeing jet full of passengers flying between London and Johannesburg. (ANI)
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