We recently reported about a Swiss family breaking the EV Cannonball Run record. They were on a road trip in the U.S., driving a Tesla Model 3. The family pulled off an impressive time of just 48 hours and 10 minutes from New York to California.
Fast-forward to a few days later, and our friend Kyle Conner from the YouTube Channel Out of Spec Motoring reached out to us. It turns out Kyle, and his friend Matthew Davis, just finished their EV Cannonball Run. They were driving a Tesla, of course.
- Editor's Note: Out of Spec Motoring sent us some images from the road trip. Soon, they'll be putting together a video answering people's questions from a recent Reddit thread about the record-breaking run.
Gallery: Tesla Model 3 Out of Spec Motoring
Kyle told us the car is an earlier production Model 3 Long Range RWD with aero wheels. The vehicle has a VIN around 3,000 and has been lowered just a bit. Interestingly, his Model 3 is likely quite similar to the Swiss family's car, which is a 2018 Model 3 Long Range RWD.
The former record we reported this week beat the previous record by almost exactly two hours. It's important to note that the record set by Alex Roy and Daniel Zorrilla happened in the winter. So, while beating it by two hours is impressive, there's always room for improvement.
Kyle, Matthew, and Out of Spec Motoring proved the above handily. They posted a new EV Cannonball Run record time of a crazy 45 hours and 16 minutes, shaving off another three hours.
Video Description via Out of Spec Motoring on YouTube:
We broke the EV Cannonball Record in 45h 16m | Time-lapse
Kyle Conner and Matthew Davis set out across the USA in a Model 3 Long Range Rear Wheel Drive to break the Cannonball EV Transcontinental record. Even though they hit a lot of traffic, construction, and weather they were successful of beating the record by a significant margin. The record was done in 45 hour and 16 minutes from the Redball Garage to the Portofino Inn.