Faine Kahia

1.9 mins
04/08/16

Faine’s motto for racing: Drive it like you stole it! “Speed is life. Speed to me is one big breath – the faster the speed, the deeper the breath,” says Faine Kahia who is always ready to have a laugh, has a big heart and is determined to never give up, which lends to his natural racing qualities.

Faine knows that when he is driving, he is “instinctive, strategic and respectful.’ One of his dreams is to one day drive the Koenigsegg One:1.

The car-maker stunned the world in September 2011 when it set a Guinness World Record time of 21.19seconds for the 0-300-0 km/h run in the Koenigsegg Agera R. The time achieved by the Koenigsegg One:1 had managed
to trim a full 3.24 seconds from what was already considered to be an unbeatable record time.

Faine’s primary ambition is racing after his first experience at the Tokoroa karting track in New Zealand. His first taste for success came when he stepped on the podium in only his third go-kart race meeting at the Hawkes Bay kart track.

In addition to being his first time at the track, the result also came after what had been a torrential, rain-soaked affair. At the time he didn’t know anything at all about setup, Faine just drove the wheels off his kart to clinch his
first race podium.