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Fastest Lap Around Manhattan: Driver Sets New Record

Fastest Lap Around Manhattan: Driver Sets New Record

I feel the need. The need for speed.

Back in 2001, "speed-racer" Alex Roy set the fastest record for circling Manhattan in 27 minutes, allegedly reaching speeds of 144 mph. Apparently he never released the tape due to legal reasons.

Roy's record however, has now been beat and by about one entire minute. The new record holder clocked in at 26:03.

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The video below purports to be from the Corporate Broadcasting Company, which is some sort of anonymous quasi-anarchist global collective dedicated to "IDEAS MEDIA PEOPLE."

They open their attempt by paying homage to "the great Alex Roy" and his record-breaking Manhattan run, as well as his record-breaking Transcontinental Run. Also, symbolically, Claude Lelouch's C'etait un Rendezvous, which infamously recorded the director's illegal run through the streets of Paris one morning.

Though they've chosen to remain anonymous, they've shared numerous details about their journey. They can be seen driving a Saturn Sky convertible.

(H/T: Jalopnik)

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