It takes a brilliant, driven mind to attend one of America's service academies. Constant discipline, grueling PT and intramural routines and high-pressure classes mean that cadets and midshipmen deserve a bit of time to unwind. That's why we're happy to report on a feature put together by Motor Trend.

Following the New York International Auto Show earlier this month, MT Editor-in-Chief Ed Loh and Senior Features Editor Jonny Lieberman made the drive from Manhattan to West Point, NY, home of the United States Military Academy, at the behest of an extremely persistent cadet. Their chariots for this visit? Why nothing less than a Rolls-Royce Wraith and a Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack.

There, they met with future Army officers studying mechanical engineering, took one on a tour in the Wraith and performed a sing-along quartet of Taylor Swift's "Blank Spaces," accompanied by the Challenger's stereo. After that, they take a trip into the mess hall, and visit with a former AH-64 Apache pilot turned professor.

It's a great read, especially if you're unfamiliar with the routine at West Point. Check it out.

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