65 years after since Alfa Romeo driver and Italian F1 World Champion Nino Farina set the fastest lap at the circuit during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the new Giulia Quadrifoglio set a very special kind of a record - it was driven 'blindfolded'.
All the windows of Giulia Qiadrifoglio were entirely covered by black vinyl, so the driver Ed Morris – the youngest British driver to ever take part in "24 Heures du Mans – was completely dependent on high-performance technologies and David Brise directing from a second Quadrifoglio driving behind Morris. Both drivers first spent two days preparing and practicing for the challenge, then they moved onto the National Circuit at Silverstone and completed the lap in 1:44.3 secs, setting a new record and matching the 1:44secs that Farina set so many years ago, in 1951. Quadrifoglio, despite the blacked out windows, reached speeds in excess of 100mph several times.
Besides relying on the help of his 'co-driver' in another vehicle, Morris got a lot of help from active driver assistance systems, such as Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) with pedestrian recognition and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).