Man Drives Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG across U.S. in Record Time

November 1st, 2013 by

Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG

Imagine one day you’re in New York, and the next day you’re on the other side of the country in California. And no, you didn’t get there by flying, but by driving. That’s exactly what Ed Bolian and his team did as they made the famous Cannonball Run in 28 hours and 50 minutes, and he did so in a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG.

Technically, anyone could drive from New York to California (more specifically, Manhattan to Redondo Beach, CA) in less than two days, since Google says the journey should take 40 hours and 30 minutes. But most people who might make this journey aren’t doing so to set a record and, therefore, would most likely take frequent breaks for food, gas, and other needs, and may even stop for some rest at a hotel. Not Ed and his team though…

In order to break the previous record of 31 hours and 4 minutes set by Alex Roy, Ed and his team couldn’t afford to make any stops and had to greatly modify their Mercedes. GPS, police scanners, a CB radio, and additional twin 22 gallon fuel tanks were just some of the major additions to the car. All of the additions to the car meant very minimal stopping or slowing down.

Ed’s record isn’t likely to be beat anytime soon.

Mercedes-Benz of Easton would like to congratulate Ed and his team on their record setting run.

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Source: Month – Nov 2013

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