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I am here, sitting in my car
Some good rock in my ears
I can feel the power
The speed of the vehicle pushing hard on my bum
Still the display is null

Sudenly an hard shake makes me realise
I can't now hear anything
Only deep silence
And I see it
I see it like never before

Who am I?

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Starman in his Tesla Roadster.

I am here, sitting in my car
Some good rock in my ears

The stereo in the Roadster was playing "Space Oddity" by David Bowie

I can feel the power
The speed of the vehicle pushing hard on my bum
Still the display is null

While the rocket accelerated into space Starman was pushed into his seat. He can't see anything because the payload fairing is still in place.

Sudenly an hard shake makes me realise
I can't now hear anything
Only deep silence
And I see it
I see it like never before

There's bound to be some shaking when the payload fairing is discarded and the 2nd stage fires up. When the payload fairing is gone he can see the earth/space/mars from a new angle.

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  • $\begingroup$ I think this answer fits the riddle best, but it needs some elaboration. $\endgroup$
    – jsm
    Apr 30, 2018 at 8:25
  • $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure this is the answer, but you should elaborate on it ;) $\endgroup$
    – Keelhaul
    Apr 30, 2018 at 8:26
  • $\begingroup$ Very nice answer that seems like the right one, and far better than mine! $\endgroup$
    – Phylyp
    Apr 30, 2018 at 11:01
  • $\begingroup$ this is indeed the answer I was looking for, well done :) $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2018 at 11:40
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    $\begingroup$ @DavidStarkey "Display" was more a reference to the dashboard, even if the launcher goes some km/s, the dashboard still display 0 because wheels aren't turning $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2018 at 16:10
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You are:

Baby, the driver in the movie Baby Driver

I am here, sitting in my car
Some good rock in my ears

The movie opens with the driver sitting in the car listening to music...

I can feel the power
The speed of the vehicle pushing hard on my bum

...before leading to a high-speed car chase.

Sudenly an hard shake makes me realise
I can't now hear anything
Only deep silence

Towards the end of the movie, the driver is ambushed, and a gun shot near his ears to deafen him

And I see it
I see it like never before

At the end, he sees all the people he helped/ saved during the robberies come forward to testify in his favour.

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    $\begingroup$ Mmmh fits pretty well, but not what I got in mind. Also you didn't answer "Still the display is null" $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2018 at 6:44
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @Flying_whale - quick question, is this a real-life driver you're referring to? $\endgroup$
    – Phylyp
    Apr 30, 2018 at 6:51
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    $\begingroup$ it is not from a movie/series, if that's your question :) $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2018 at 7:06

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