Man Claims to Drive Modified Infiniti Across America in Less Than 27 Hours
Each year on April 1st, we’re treated to a variety of interesting stories and have to use our powers of deduction to decide which ones are true and which ones are a bunch of tripe. One such story involved a man who claimed he had driven from New York City to Los Angeles in less than 27 hours, which would give him an average speed of around 106 mph.
The car in question was a 2014 Infiniti Q50 fitted with the engine of a Nissan GT-R. The modified Q50 was apparently capable of 850-plus horsepower with full boost engaged. Additionally, the driver, Alex Roy, claimed that the car had been fitted with a 55-gallon fuel tank that would allow it to only stop for gas three times during its cross-country drive (although surely it would take an hour for each fill-up).
Roy claimed to have made the drive in an astounding 26 hours and 28 minutes. But how did he manage this without losing time (or his freedom) due to getting pulled over by the cops? Apparently, Roy outfitted the Q50 with police radar detectors, night vision cameras, laser jammers, police scanners, CB radios, aircraft detectors, and numerous iPads running traffic apps.
When the story first broke in Popular Mechanics, Roy claimed that he was unable to provide proof of this record for a year because of the “criminal statutes” involved in driving at unsafe speeds on civilian roads. He did provide some badly Photoshopped pictures, though, to back up his story.
Unfortunately for Roy, word eventually got out that the story was a fake. Perhaps someday such a record will be created, but for now the cross-country record stands at 28 hours and 50 minutes, which was set by Lamborghini salesman Ed Bolian in a modified 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG back in 2013. Better luck next time!
News Source: Popular Mechanics