If you've ever pulled up to a drive-through ATM and seen braille* on the key pad, you may have wondered why it's there. After all, you have to be able to see to drive, right? Well, that's not necessarily the case.
To promote its new sports sedan, the Italian automaker decided to try to lap Silverstone faster than Nino Farina did in 1951. Except Alfa Romeo wanted the driver to do it without being able to see. That should be safe.
Instead of actually blindfolding the driver, though, the team used a Giulia with blacked-out windows and a blacked-out windshield. And to help their driver get around the track, they set up a chase car with a radio to give the driver instructions.
Driving a car anywhere without being able to see is a terrible idea that you should definitely not attempt to recreate. But we have to admit, the idea is fascinating, and the video itself is pretty cool. Believe it or not, they actually do manage to break the lap record. Who would have guessed?
*As for the actual reason drive-through ATMs have braille, it's so without the help of the driver.