Hein Wagner drives 322.5 km/h in an SL 65 AMG – He was born blind!

Muamer Hodzic October 13, 2009

Hein Wagner, from Cape Town, South Africa, in search of an extreme adventure has successfully broken his own world land speed record by driving at 322.5 km/h – in the dark. He was born blind, but that never stopped him from going after things that the rest of us wouldn’t even attempt, which includes completing a cycle race and participating in a yacht race from Cape-to-Rio.

In 2005, Wagner set a top of 269 km/h while driving a Masarati, but this time, he was going to set the bar even higher. For this, he got himself the all new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 Black Series, with a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine, pumping out 661 HP and 738 lb-ft torque. Mr Wagner was accompanied by his navigator, Ray Wakefield, who helped him sprint down the Upington airport in the Northern Cape and achieve a top speed of 322.5 km/h before coming to a safe stop.


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Comments (2)

  1. This is just amazing when u read such news!I’m happy for him I’m happy for what i have and we all should be thankful for what we have

  2. Pingback: Hein Wagner drives 322.5 km/h in an SL 65 AMG - He was born blind! | Mercedes Benz Car Auctions

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