Mike Newman has managed to take down the world speed record for a blind driver once again.
Last year in October, 52-year-old business manager Mike Newman from Manchester hit 186 mph (300 km/h) in a Porsche 911 at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire. Now, he managed to improve his own record by going pass the 200 mph, averaging 200.9 mph (323.2 km/h) in back-to-back runs on the 1.8-mile runway at Elvington airfield.
This time, the vehicle of choice was a Nissan GT-R "highly tuned" by Litchfield and equipped with carbon panels, bespoke 1,200 bhp engine and gearbox internals as well as a motorsport-spec roll cage. Mike was all alone in the vehicle and received audio guidance from his stepfather via radio. Despite high winds and the occasional rain, he completed four runs in two opposite directions with an average speed of 200.9 mph.
It should be mentioned Litchfield built two GT-Rs specifically for this event, one to be driven by Mike while the other was a radio chase car which obviously had to be just as fast.