Merc CL Driver Coast-to-Coast in 29 Hours

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World record run saw the 2,813.7 miles that separate NYC and LA completed at an average speed of 98 mph.

The record for the fastest drive from New York to Los Angeles has been smashed by two hours after Atlanta Lamborghini dealer Ed Bolian completed the transcontinental trip in just 28 hours and 50 minutes. Years were spent modifying the 2004 Mercedes CL with spare gas tanks, fancy gadgetry and the all-essential bed pan. To cut down on fuel stops, a pair of 22-gallon gas tanks allowed Bolian to drive 800 miles straight.

Travelling at an average speed of 98 mph meant he also equipped the Benz with the necessary tech to avoid getting caught for speeding such as laser jammers, a police scanner, two GPS units to relay traffic information and a truck-mounted antenna. Friends were also tasked with driving 150 miles ahead of the Merc to scope out potential dangers. The quick-fire journey began at Red Ball Garage in Midtown Manhattan and ended at the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach, California, mimicking the route of the classic Cannonball run.

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