Mercedes E63 AMG: set a new record at a long distanceDecember 4, 2019
Three young drivers were able to cross the United States from New York to Los Angeles in 27 hours 25 minutes. To do this, they are constantly changing with each other.
Arne Toman, Doug Tabutt and Berkeley Chadwick broke the 2013 record, having managed to overcome the route from New York to Los Angeles in 27 hours 25 minutes. The history of this route goes far into history, and began back in the 70s. The route was 2,825 miles or 4,526 km long. Thus, the average vehicle speed was 164.5 km / h, which goes far beyond the permitted limits in the United States.
As a record car was chosen Mercedes E63 AMG. It has been specially modified and equipped. So, the engine was boosted with a new turbocharger and an improved cooling system, which helped develop up to 700 horsepower.
In addition, the guys installed some specific equipment that helped to avoid fines and trick traffic cameras. So, they installed two radar detectors, a laser jammer, a thermal imaging sight, and an aircraft collision avoidance system (for detecting patrol aircraft and helicopters).
Also, the Mercedes E63 AMG was disguised. All carbon body parts were glued with gray film. And the taillights were glued in such a way as to resemble the stern of the eighth generation Honda Accord. And, of course, they had a support team and observers who informed them of the traffic situation.
It is worth noting that for the record, Arne Toman, Doug Tabutt and Berkeley Chadwick risked receiving real sentences with imprisonment and huge fines.
Meanwhile, the hydrogen Hyundai Nexo set a power reserve record without refueling. The Korean company continues to develop hydrogen-powered cars.
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