Honda Looking To Enter Record Books With Fuel Efficiency

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Japanese carmaker Honda is looking to set a record for "Lowest Fuel Consumption - all 24 contiguous EU countries" with the Honda Civic Tourer.

Honda, starting in Belgium on the 1st of June, will cover 24 European Union states out of 28. Honda will cover a total distance of 13,670 kms in 25 days. Fergal McGrath and Julian Warren of the Honda R&D team will be a part of this drive.

McGrath and Warren are looking to average 600 kms a day, and if their conquest is successful, the record will be applicable to all cars, which include hybrid and electric models.

A tracker device in the car will monitor the route, and mileage logbook, GPS readings, videos, photos and witness signatures will be collected in each of the 24 countries as proof.

The Honda Civic Tourer is powered by a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that produces 120 PS and 300 Nm of torque. Honda claim that the stock car will have a range of 1,315 km with a full tank of gas.

As for the record attempt, the car cannot receive any modifications and at every fuel station, the car must be filled to the brim.

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