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A new record for fastest road trip across America was set on Wednesday when Ed Bolian, a Lamborghini dealer from Atlanta, and his team arrived in Redondo Beach, Calif. just 28 hours and 50 minutes after setting out from New York City.

According to Google Maps, the trip should have taken 40 hours.

Bolian, his co-driver Dave Black and support passenger Dan Huang slashed over two hours off the original record set by Alex Roy and Dave Maher of Jalopnik. The crew averaged 98 mph and topped out at 158 in a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG.

The trio made the record-breaking journey with the help of extra fuel tanks, high quality radar detectors and bedpans to cut down on stops. All told, they experienced just 46 minutes of down time. They did not release their exact route, but did say they followed I-40 for most of the 2,800 mile journey.

Bolian wrote in a blog post about the trip that their goal was to pay homage to the Cannonball Run, an unofficial coast-to-coast race that took place throughout the 1970s. He also warned that the feat should probably not be repeated.

"I do not advise that anyone attempt this or break the law in any way. This type of activity could easily have resulted in our death, imprisonment or led to a litany of other consequences," Bolian wrote.





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      • 1 Year Ago
      "I do not advise that anyone attempt this or break the law in any way. This type of activity could easily have resulted in our death," What about the other people whose lives they placed in danger? This was childish, moronic and amateurish.
      mrisvs
      • 1 Year Ago
      What was the brand / model of radar detector? Would like to get one.
        kenyng
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mrisvs
        Currently "Escort Red Display" will even warn of traffic cameras, I just ordered a Dash Cam for my next trip, you can never tell when someone who is speeding will get a signal from their radar detector and pull dead in front of you applying their brakes to slow down.. I have the escort only as a warning for the drivers who are speeding, when I get a signal I watch for speeders to cut in front.
      Casey
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just like Vanishing Point but not interesting and for rich people who have no problems.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Casey
        Don't kid yourself, the RICH have their problems also.
      YourFtr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gumball 3000... Fastest speeding ticket in the world.......... Koenigsegg CC8S holds the fastest speeding ticket in the world, which allegedly occurred in May 2003 in Texas. It was supposedly 242 mph (389 km/h) in a 75-mph (120 km/h) zone.
      Buckingham's
      • 1 Year Ago
      Burt Reynolds did it in an ambulance with Dom DeLuise and Jack Elam, and Farrah Fawcett!
      AL STRAMEL
      • 1 Year Ago
      It sure it says a lot about the police along that route in the various states they traveled through. I 40 must have some fantastic donut shops...
      • 1 Year Ago
      Richard and Dennis have a newly repaired supercar to try again. Come on Richard, you need some new ink!
      klavezo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bedpans in a Lamborghini?
      ih8gmc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Victimless crime/fun I have a 10 lb steak a piece for the 2 that can do it in 24hours.
      mmrthunderbolt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Performance cars can be bought brand new from the factory and they will go 200 m.p.h. + so the cannonball run is really a dare. Congratulations are in order to these guys, I've thought about trying it on a motorcycle.
      jreyn57871
      • 1 Year Ago
      "I do not advise that anyone attempt this or break the law in any way. This type of activity could easily have resulted in our death, imprisonment or led to a litany of other consequences," Not a word about some innocent slob or family member that could be killed by these 150 mph morons. Pinch them and make real heros out of them in a penal institution.
      ddstan1120
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had planned to do this before I die, but I don't think my 76 Chevette would hold up doing over 150MPH. LOL
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