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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:10 PM
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Fastest Recorded Lap Around NYC

This is apparently the fastest lap around NYC that has been recorded. It took this guy just 24 minutes to drive all the way around NYC. Apparently this is something people do...

Filmed on: 8/26/2013
Filmed in: NYC
Film Speed: 4.3x
Route: Southbound on FDR, Starting at 116th St, Ending at 116th St
Car: 2006 BMW Z4 3.0SI Manual/Stock
Red Lights: Six


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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:15 PM
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I wonder what kind of speeds he was hitting.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:24 PM
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Well, the loop is 24 miles long

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=E...via=1&t=m&z=14

and it took him 24 minutes... so we know he averaged 60mph over the entire trip. That's impressive in itself. I do wonder what his top speed was though.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:39 PM
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Guy drove by the Hustler club without stopping for a dance. Rookie.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:50 PM
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That is awesome. I've always though about racing around ny. In the defender I get a great view of traffic which I think is better than having a fast car. I keep my truck going fast because I can see 5 lights area of me and see the flow of cars. I've seen ferraris next to me but have no clue when to dive into another lane or stick in their own.
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I think this was done to beat Alex Roy's record. Thanks for posting the video!
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 11:09 PM
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He was killing it on the west side following that Audi or whatever it was in front of him. Awesome vid.
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I am guessing top speed was around 120.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Blows a red at 9.09.20

Only drive a small portion of FDR drive in my DD when visiting. Thats exciting enough at normal speeds....
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Blows a red at 9.09.20
Those West Side Highway lights don't really count, since there are a few that are literally 10 feet from one another. He/she stopped at the next one at least. I'm guilty of doing the same along there.
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wow... NYC bothers me so much. I hated having to commute to work from Long Island; and that was using the train. I rarely brought my SUV into NYC(back when I had a large SUV).
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NYPD's finest...

http://gothamist.com/2013/09/06/poli...o_did_24-m.php
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Seriously?

This guy can drive, but he didn't even bother reading "The Driver" by Alex Roy or looking at NY Code Section 30.10 2(b)-(d) on Statute of Limitations, which states that:

2 (b) A prosecution for any other felony must be commenced within five years after the commission thereof;
(c) A prosecution for a misdemeanor must be commenced within two years after the commission thereof;
(d) A prosecution for a petty offense must be commenced within one year after the commission thereof.

I mean, really...research, people.
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Those West Side Highway lights don't really count, since there are a few that are literally 10 feet from one another. He/she stopped at the next one at least. I'm guilty of doing the same along there.
I can't tell you how many red lights you blow through in NY because there isn't enough time to stop and the yellow light is up for 1 second
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I can't tell you how many red lights you blow through in NY because there isn't enough time to stop and the yellow light is up for 1 second
That's what I tell everyone too...
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This take serious balls to pull off. I hate driving into NYC just for 53rd/6th and that is like a 30min exposure.

I would get soo lost attempting this. I get lost with GPS in NYC lol
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I have a whole different take on this.. First, anyone who's anyone knows that there are no cops south of 125th on the FDR. Maybe once a decade there is a dude chilling on 116th but certainly not at that hour so it's a total bitch move that he didn't go flat out down the FDR. Glad he stopped for lights in FIDI because there are cameras EVERYWHERE but once north of Tribeca, he could have ignored more lights and been fine. And then we have the west side highway.. that is probably the best pavement we have in Manhattan so you should be 100% balls out except for the rise in the road on 96th St. where you WILL lift all 4 of the ground over 110. ask me how I know.. you should brake for that. This leads me to my biggest pet peeve
with people trying to set any sort of vehicle record in NYC. DON'T USE A SPORTS CAR. We have the worst roads of any city i've ever been in. You can't sustain high speed because the suspension can't keep up.. you just break loose and float around. That was the primary limiting factor. If he would have used a Cayenne, RR Sport or better yet a Trophy truck. this time could have been 5 mins faster. Finally, what was he thinking with his timing? Whenever setting a speed record in NYC you always do it on a Jewish Holiday. It is written. He could have had half the traffic. I don't condone what he did, but if you're gonna shoot for Youtube fame and fortune.. man, do it right.
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