Luc Costermans Breaks Blind Speed Record With Lamborghini Gallardo

Written by tonks on October 17, 2008

It isn’t often anyone of us has the chance to sit inside a Lamborghini Gallardo or even to take it for a drive. You can imagine that if anyone of us were given a chance we would automatically be able to take it from 0-100 in less then ten seconds. That is of course assuming that we are able to handle it well without much experience.

One man – Luc Costermans was given just this opportunity. But he had more to overcome then just the inexperience of not knowing how to handle one of these supercars. The man is blind and has been for four years.

But this doesn’t stop him from taking his dream ride. He borrowed an orange Gallardo (how we don’t know) to attempt to break the Blind Speed Record. Amazingly enough the record was indeed broken. In case you were wondering the Gallardo is still intact and no damage was caused to it. Luc managed to travel 192 miles per hour Saturday at the airstrip in Istres, France.

“I’m very, very happy. It’s a team effort,” Luc said after the run. Guillaume Roman was his co-pilot. We can only imagine the fear he must have felt during the ride and the relief he had when it was finished. Now the previous record breaker – Mike Newman – is hoping that he will be able to break the record at 200 miles per hour in a Keating TKR.

Check out the video of Luc’s run here.


Posted Under: Lamborghini

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