Ed Bolian, 28, from Atlanta now holds the fastest drive from New York City to Los Angeles at 28 hours and 50 minutes.
Bolian along with Dave Black, his co-driver, and Dan Huang, a support passenger, took a 2,813-mile road trip from NYC to L.A and reached the destination two hours earlier than the previous record of Alex Roy and Dave Maher of 31 hours and 4 minutes in a BMW M5.
Bolian proudly told Fox News, "I’ve thought about doing this for the last 10 years. This was always to me sort of the holy grail of American automotive culture."
He also shared this success story on his website. His roadtrip began October 19 when he departed the Red Ball Parking Garage on the 31st Street in New York City at 9:55 p.m. riding a 2004 Mercedez-Benz CL55 AMG. They drove for a little less than 29 hours and on October 20 at 11:46 p.m. local time, reached their destination at the Portofino Hotel and Marina in Redondo Beach.
During their 29-hour drive, they have only halted the Benz, which has an average speed of 98mph, three times to either refill gas or take restroom breaks.
Though there was light traffic on their way out of Manhattan, Bolian described the trip as perfection on his website. “It was an amazing and crazy trip where everything truly went more perfectly than we ever could have imagined or predicted. To beat such respectable competitors by such a sizable margin was made possible by such an amazing team and not running into any issues with traffic, construction, cops, or mechanical issues. "
Boloian, who works as a Lamborghini sales director at the Atlanta-based Motorcars of Georgia did not give their exact route but shared that their ride was mainly on Route 40.
Bolian clarified that he did not come out and stated his road trip story to tempt everyone to drive at the speed of 100mph, “this is not me trying to say that everybody need to drive 100 mph everywhere they go,” he told Fox News. “The dangerous part about this is that we drove 3,000 miles on roads where people eat their breakfast, text on their phones, you name it.”
“I don’t want to come across as inciting anyone else to do this,” he continued. “At the end of the day, I did it for what I think it stands for — a challenge and a piece of automotive Americana.”