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#4500054 - 12/12/19 02:22 PM 103 mph AVERAGE across the USA!  
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Mixed feelings about this...

I love the bravado and in your face attitude and if they kill themselves, Oh well. But....

Enjoyed watching it and love the gadgets, especially the adapted "police plane detector". winner



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#4500056 - 12/12/19 02:29 PM Re: 103 mph AVERAGE across the USA! [Re: Nixer]  
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Really cool, if I ignore the possible danger for others, which I will smile

From a different article

"Understating the requirements to set a new benchmark, RT writes, "setting a Cannonball record invariably involves breaking multiple traffic laws." It's better to tell the truth and say a committed Cannonball Run is just as comically illegal as it looked in the 1981 film. Bolian and Black set their record in a Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG, stopping 46 minutes for fill-ups along the way and averaging 98 miles per hour. Toman and crew rolled in a specially prepared 2015 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, stopping just 22 minutes for fuel and averaging 103 mph for 2,825 miles. And since that's an average, it's possible Toman and co-driver Tabutt might be able to quote Dan Gurney's comment made after the All-American Racer completed the 1972 Cannonball in a Ferrari Daytona: "At no time did we exceed 175 mph."

On the other hand, perhaps Toman and Tabutt did exceed 175 mph. Toman, who co-founded tuning shop AMS Performance, installed an Alpha 9 package on the all-wheel drive E63 to goose output to 700 horsepower at the wheels. The only exterior changes were cosmetic, with fancy carbon trim hidden behind silver vinyl tape, and more tape used to disguise the taillights.

The electronics involved come from the Special Warfare section of hauling ass. Radar and jamming capabilities included a built-in Net Radar detector, an Escort Max 360 radar detector, AL Priority laser jamming, and a ground-based version of an aircraft collision avoidance system that would flag airborne police patrols. Waze picked up police checkpoints, and a remote-controlled thermal scope on the roof picked up heat signatures from lurking police cars at night. Kill switches could extinguish brake and taillights. And then there were three GPS units, a police scanner, and a CB radio.

The crew had plenty of help from 18 lookouts along the way, too, some of whom came out in the middle of the night to scout the roads for authorities and hazards."


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#4500058 - 12/12/19 02:37 PM Re: 103 mph AVERAGE across the USA! [Re: Nixer]  
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I’m not giving them the click, but assuming there’s no twist, I’ll say it’s stupid. It was stupid in the 70’s and far far worse now.
The interstates were fairly empty due to being so new then, certainly not the case nowadays. Plus, the best runs were set by race car drivers. Maybe these guys are, I don’t know, but mostly it’s rich brats in Daddy’s car that they don’t know how to drive doing runs like the Gumball.


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#4500089 - 12/12/19 06:05 PM Re: 103 mph AVERAGE across the USA! [Re: Nixer]  
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I once took my friend's car to 170 mph on a straight stretch of an interstate in the country with no traffic.

My friend wanted me to push it to its top speed but I chickened out.

#4500121 - 12/13/19 12:05 AM Re: 103 mph AVERAGE across the USA! [Re: Nixer]  
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Dude, that's moving. Fastest i ever went was around 240 kph(150 mph) on a stretch of highway in the NT in the late '80's. The speedo only went to 240 and she topped out. Funnily enough this was on a stretch of highway in the NT that ended up hosting the official Cannon Ball run in '94.


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#4500128 - 12/13/19 12:47 AM Re: 103 mph AVERAGE across the USA! [Re: Nixer]  
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It was a Lambo Avetador. I think the top speed on that is 220 mph.

#4500312 - 12/14/19 03:23 PM Re: 103 mph AVERAGE across the USA! [Re: Nixer]  
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#4500395 - 12/15/19 07:26 AM Re: 103 mph AVERAGE across the USA! [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
It was a Lambo Avetador. I think the top speed on that is 220 mph.



Ah, luxury. We were only in a junky old late '70's Holden ute with a worked V8 smile


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