An anonymous driver set an illegal speed record in a single lap around Manhattan. The New York Post reports that in a video posted to YouTube by AfroDuckProduction a dashboard camera shows a 2006 BMW Z4 racing through Manhattan at speeds averaging 66mph. The driver raced through NYC traffic, going 26.5 miles in just 24 minutes! The previous record was 26 minutes.
The driver started on FDR Drive at 116th street and drove on the East River crossings, Battery Park Tunnel, and West Street. According to the NY Post, AfroDuckProduction boasted on the website Jalopnik, "You frankly can’t identify who I am by just looking at the video." However, it sounds like Police Commissioner Ray Kelly begs to differ. “We now have license-plate readers in the city that will assist in this type of investigation," Kelly reportedly said while promising to find the driver.
You can watch the video "Fastest Lap Around Manhattan 2013" below.