This Is What Driving A Lap Around Manhattan In Record Time Looks Like
Back in 2001, speed racer Alex Roy set the known record for fastest lap around the Island of Manhattan at 27 minutes. For legal reasons, the video evidence was never released.
Well, now two anonymous affiliates of the "Corporate Broadcasting Company" have gone and one-upped Roy — not only did they best his record by nearly 60 seconds, but they got the entire trip on tape, and are now proudly broadcasting it to the world.
According to the opening frame, the exploit took place over one year ago and was the "culmination of three weeks of reconnaissance, surveillance and several trial runs."
The mysterious CBC videographers also explain the trip starts at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal at the tip of the island, up the FDR, across the GW Bridge Interchange and down the Henry Hudson to once again emerge on the other side of the Battery Park Tunnel.
The route itself — which includes 54 traffic lights — is 24.48 miles, which means the Saturn Sky convertible featured in the video averaged approximately 56 mph. At one point, the GPS shows a top speed of 111 mph.
It's an interesting enough concept — certainly enough to make you keep watching, but at the same time you can't help but feel like you're in the backseat of a speeding car, overdosing on club drugs. See for yourself:
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