Nothing like one upmanship, indeed. In the latest annular of erect a snook in the numbers game, a accepted assembly archetypal 1.6-litre 105PS TDI Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion has set a new Guinness World Almanac for the longest ambit travelled by a accepted assembly commuter car on a distinct catchbasin of fuel.
The attempt, fabricated in England by a aggregation from The Sunday Times, complex demography the Passat BlueMotion from Maidstone, Kent to the south of France and back. Afterwards 1,526.63 miles, or 2,456.87km, the car assuredly ran out of gas abreast Calais.
The avenue comprised mainly French highways, but included some boondocks driving, consistent in an boilerplate acceleration of aloof over 72.5 kph.
Gavin Conway collection the Passat BlueMotion during the three-day record-breaking journey, accompanied by a navigator and video crew. Following the absolute drive in a van was a two-man aggregation from the UK AA, there to attestant the adventure apart for the Guinness World Records organisation, which accepted the record.
The Passat BlueMotion’s ammunition catchbasin was drained afore the almanac breaking adventure and abounding with 77.25 litres of accepted diesel, and the end aftereffect was an all-embracing ammunition burning of 89.83 afar per gallon, or if you adopt metric, 31.8 km per litre (3.14 litre per 100km). Which is absolutely a attractive figure.
Expect attempts by the Teutonic antagonism to breach this record, and not too continued in the future. It is, afterwards all, assuredly about aloof rights, and appropriate now it’s Veedub’s to rub.