Typical endurance races, like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, demand a synchronistic en avant that combines the skills of technical wizards, drivers in top physical conditioning and a well-maintained street course. If you have none of those things, there's always the 24 Minutes of Paris.


Alex Roy returns to his old haunt, Paris, France, to conduct the last legal street race of the world (or thereabout). How many kilometers can he drive a Citroën C5 (the "Crown Vic of France") around the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile in 24 minutes during rush-hour traffic? Please note, Alex Roy never breaks the speed limit at any moment during his quest. It would be impossible even if he wanted to.

In the process, he breaks a world record, albiet an accessible one. As Alex says, "It's breakable, but who'd be dumb enough to try?"

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