Video: Blind Turkish pop star sets world record with a Ferrari F430

Metin Senturk is a pretty popular man in his homeland of Turkey. As one of the country’s pre-eminent pop stars, Sentruk draws quite a big following. What makes Sentruk such a special figure, though, is not because he can belt out a wide range of songs, but because he’s actually blind.

If you’re one to feel sorry for the man, don’t be. Despite not being given the gift of sight, Sentruk is making the most of his life in more ways than one and not just by selling millions of albums in Turkey. Here’s the thing: despite being blind, Sentruk has an underlying affinity for cars – and fast ones at that.

Recently, the blind Turkish pop star drove – yeah, he drives! – his 600-horsepower Ferrari F430 at a runway of an airport in Urfa, Turkey. Except for a few minor tips from rally driver Volkan Isik, Sentruk singlehandedly blasted the F430 reaching speeds in excess of 181.44 miles per hour. This huge feat allowed him to set a world-record for the fastest speed achieved by an unaccompanied blind person, breaking the previous record held by Mike Newman’s 176.47 mph top speed.

It goes without saying that Metin Sentruk is a hero, not just to the visually-impaired, but for those with disabilities everywhere. Sentruk showed that despite not being able to see, it didn’t stop him from achieving something even the most hardened of car nuts wouldn’t dare to do.

We toast to you, Mr. Metin Sentruk. Job well done, sir!


Source: YouTube

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  (473) posted on 02.16.2011

It somewhat similar to a blind Belgian that attempt to set a record in Lambo also.

  (539) posted on 02.16.2011

how,i hope the video wasn’t remove... does anyone with him when he drove the Lamborghini and instructing him where to go. I’m so proud of him that he has a guts to ride on this super car!

  (216) posted on 08.1.2010

Is this a kind of suicidal attempt from Ferrari. Are they out of there mind?

  (765) posted on 04.26.2010

Did you know that Metin Senturk is one of the Turkish pop singer and given an award for world’s fastest unaccompanied blind driver ever?

  (666) posted on 04.15.2010

Assistance or none with a professional, what he did is still a very difficult thing to do. It could have meant disaster for him if he made some kind of a mistake. Anyways, I hope that he becomes a good inspiration to those handicapped. Let him be a good example that nothing should stop us from reaching our goals and dreams. Although I wouldn’t really advice the blind people to go driving.

  (504) posted on 04.6.2010

How in the world he was allowed to drive that fast even he is blind? Are they crazy or something? But i do congratulate him for setting the another world record for the F430.

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