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Blind Driver Hits 200 mph, Aims for 500 mph

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, maintaining it 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.

It's not the first time that the motivational speaker has driven at high speeds. 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.

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