Since childhood I've only been on the Hudson River a couple of times, riding the Circle Line and such; but over the course of my life I've spent hours, probably days, beneath the Hudson. If you're trying to get from Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan to Jersey, you become very accustomed to the interiors of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels that burrow under that river. If it's 11:30AM on a weekday, you can put your foot down; if it's rush hour or a weekend night, close your fresh-air vents and get ready to study some soot-covered white tiling.
I realize this video may mean little to those of you raised outside the city, but at one point or another, every motorist in the Tri-State Area has had this fantasy:
The sound alone sends chills up my spine.
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They took two other runs without the chase car. That's when they used the Go-Pro for a touch of shakey, driver POV realism. David Coulthard, the driver, hit 190 mph both times. Those cars actually have 7 gears, and tend top out around 220 or 230, so he was probably in 7th.
They also had a couple of camera crews positioned in the tunnel for those neck-snap pivot shots.
I see that he's in 6th gear for at least part of the trip, so I'm assuming he was going pretty fast. On the other hand, the 'chase car' GoPro shots make me suspicious as there would need to be another (non F-1) car that could go that fast, and if you've ever seen the safety cars in F-1, driving FLAT OUT around the track while the race cars barely keep heat in their tires, you'd see that the F-1 car can't be going that quick at some points in the video.
So, this edit (like most extreme sports edits) is probably a compilation of several takes stitched together. Plz correct me if wrong.