It was Cannonball Run all over again as two guys set an amazingly fast new New York to Los Angeles record.

CarAndDriver, By Laura Sky Brown

©  CarAndDriver | New Record: Mercedes E63 AMG Crosses U.S.A. in 27 Hours, 25 Minutes

A legendary event much associated with 
Car and Driver's past history is the Cannonball Baker cross-country race, which originated in the early '70soriginally known as the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.

The standing record for getting from New York to Los Angeles has just been broken by an intrepid trio in a 2015 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG sedan, as described in detail by our friends at Road & Track.

Arne Toman, Doug Tabutt, and Berkeley Chadwick made the trip in 27 hours and 25 minutes, smashing a record last set in 2013.

You might think that modern automobiles with their powerful engines, advanced technologies, and creature comforts could get from New York to Los Angeles in less than 30 hours in the hands of just about anyone with a strong bladder and a stronger drive to do so.

You'd be wrong. Since two guys—Ed Bolian and Dave Black—last accomplished the feat in 28 hours, 50 minutes back in 2013, nobody has been able to.

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