Tom McMahon wrote to us pointing out a video showing a Citroën that participated in the 2021 Cannonball Run Rally in the USA, where 90 hp cars race across the country!
The Cannonball Run is an unsanctioned speed record for driving from New York City’s Red Ball Garage to the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach near Los Angeles, covering a distance of about 2,906 miles (4,677 km). As of October 2021, the overall record is 25 hours 39 minutes, with an average speed of 110 miles per hour (180 km/h).
Record attempts are criticized for their illegality and disregard for public safety, but nonetheless draw significant press coverage whenever a record is broken.
In the 2021 race, a Citroën XM participated and finished a respectable 5th!
The host of the video, Ed Bolian, who drove the race in a 2020 Toyota Corolla LE, refers to the XM as the coolest car there, talking about it from the 12:20 mark onward.
Watch the video here: