Have you heard? There’s a new “cross-country record”.
Three guys tossed a couple extra fuel tanks into a Mercedes CL55 and drove from the Red Ball to the Portofino, like, really fast. This has been done so many times in the past decade that there’s definitely starting to be a little ennui associated with it. For those who are interested in the super-secret technology used to make it happen this time, you can check out my article at R&T.
Hint: it was gas tanks and bedpans.
Our friends at Jalopnik had the exclusive on this one, by the way. The article is by TTAC alumnus and noted QOTD creator Doug DeMuro, who kind of plays Neil Strauss to “Ed”‘s Courtney Love. Or vice versa. It’s not easy to tell.
The one completely amazing part of the record is that they did it in a CL55. Your humble E-I-C pro tem once had a CL55 as a company car, lo these many years ago. It never made it 3,000 miles without some of those miles being a back-and-forth to the dealership. So there’s that.