Driver sets new record for fastest lap around ManhattanMatt Hardigree6/29/11 12:55pm332EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkUPDATE! When illicit speed racer Alex Roy circled the Island of Manhattan in 2001 he set the known record for fastest time at 27 minutes while reaching speeds of 144 mph over the 24.48 mile distance. For legal reasons, he never released the tape. A new driver's now done it in 26:03. Here's the video.