What is the United States if it is not a country for people trying to accelerate from one ocean to another in a car as quickly as possible? The most notable of these efforts is called Cannonball Run, and has just had its previous record time across the country since 2013 shattered by three boys in a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG that violates many laws.
Arne Toman, Doug Tabutt and Berkeley Chadwick left the Red Ball garage in their custom E63 AMG 2015 at 12:57 a.m. and arrived in Redondo Beach, California, 27 hours and 25 minutes later, breaking the Cannonball record according to Road & Track.
The Cannonball Run is named after Erwin ‘Cannonball’ Baker, a cross country pioneer who earned his nickname after the Cannonball Express train line in the 1930s. The Race, as it is known today, was established in 1971 , after Brock Yates and Steve Smith of Car And Driver wrote about their cross-country trip.
From there, it became a kind of real race, with several cars participating in record attempts at the same time, with a community of enthusiasts that still exists today.
Jalopnik contributor Alex Roy, along with Dave Maher, set the record time of 31 hours and four minutes in 2006, which was broken in 2013 by Ed Bolian and Dave Black with a time of 28 hours and 50 minutes. In a call with Jalopnik, Roy said that Toman was one of the most rational and responsible people he was aware of trying to register, and congratulates him on the achievement.
To beat the previous time, Toman, Tabutt and Chadwick modified their car and turned to others for help when they could get it. Here is more of Road & Track about the registry configuration settings:
The simple silver AMG sedan with Jane’s appearance was tailored for the recording attempt, and not just for being fast. Of course, it generates around 700 horsepower on the wheels (according to Toman), thanks to an ALPHA 9 package with improved turbos, downspouts, intermediate coolers and intake (the brakes and suspension are all factory AMG elements and work well at any speed) .
But there was also a built-in Net Radar radar detector, a Escort Max 360 radar detector mounted on the windshield, a Priority AL laser blocking system and an aircraft collision prevention system, some equipment that is generally used in planes to help them avoid crashing into other planes
In this case, the technology was intended to help the trio find road patrol planes. The car was equipped with brake lights and tail light switches, and Toman had all its striking carbon fiber ornaments covered with silver vinyl, which he also used to change the appearance of the taillights. At first glance, the AMG looked more like a Honda Accord from the mid-2000s from the rear, not like a car that would be sailing at 160 mph or faster.
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Source:: Daily times