Watch This Guy Do The Fastest-Ever Lap Around Manhattan

August 30, 2013 | Andy Cush

Per the video‘s intro: “Filmed on August 26, 2013. Filmed in New York City. Film Speed: 4.3x. Route: Southbound on FDR, starting at 116th Street, ending at 116th Street. Car: 2006 BMW Z4 3.0si, manual/stock. Red lights: six.” He does it in 24 minutes seven seconds.

Jalopnik asked the anonymous man how he’d respond to accusations of reckless driving. Here’s what he said.

Whether you[‘re] a good driver or not, when you’re on the road, you have a high chance of getting hit by a drunk driver, being cut off (especially in NY), etc. Being a good driver, you’re more aware of what is around you. Being a fast driver doesn’t mean that you’re inherently a bad or reckless driver. Like I said before, I’m in control. That said, understand traffic patterns, understand what’s around you and understand how others control or don’t control their cars.