We've often wondered just how long it would take to drive around this crowded, dong-shaped island 0-60 calls home. In fact, we even tried to see for ourselves once, hustling a Cadillac CTS-V around Manhattan in a race against a Sea-Doo. Our official result: 42 minutes, 37.58 seconds. (It's the Winter 2010 issue, if you'd like to check our facts.)
Well, our asses just got beat by 16 minutes and 34 seconds. A group called the CBC, or
Canadian Broadcasting Company Corporate Broadcasting Company, has released a video of their epic lap of Manhattan, which took them 23 minutes and three seconds. This also handily beats professional cannonball Alex Roy, who ran the same course in 27 minutes flat.
Now, before you start calling us pansies for our now-pathetic-sounding-time, we have three statements we'd like to make. 1.) We ran the course in the middle of the day; these CBC clowns did it in the middle of the night, when traffic is lighter. 2.) We crossed Manhattan's northern tip at Dyckman Street, a surface street around a mile north of where the CBC crew crossed the island (the George Washington Bridge). 3.) Shut up.