The US is a huge country and as such, driving across it would take a long time. In fact, it has been estimated that if you were to spend 8 hours a day driving, an entire trip from the coast to coast would take anywhere between 4-6 days. However, three guys – Arne Toman, Douglas Tabbutt and Berkeley Chadwick – have managed to achieve that in a potentially new record time of 27 hours and 25 minutes.
In case you did not know, there is a “record” known as the Cannonball Run. This is a cross-country drive from New York to Los Angeles in which the previous record held was 28 hours and 50 minutes, meaning that the new record managed to shave about 1.5 hours off the previous time.
However, we should note that as impressive as this is, it is illegal simply because it involves a lot of fast driving and breaking many speed limits. According to Toman, they managed to do this by using a variety of navigational tools and police counter-measures to avoid speed traps and also road blocks. This includes the use of radar detectors, CB radios, binoculars, airplane detection systems, and Waze.
They also relied on a heavily prepared Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG whose exhaust was upgraded along with two turbochargers in the engine that allowed the car to produce more than 800 horsepower.