Guinness World Records has acknowledged the Hankook Tire-supported ‘Volkswagen ID.4: Great Roadshow through the U.S.’ as the longest continuous journey by an electric vehicle (non-solar) in a single country. The 35,000-mile trip took place between 13 July and 18 October. The team’s VW ID.4 visited all 48 contiguous US states in all-electric mode, thereby breaking the previous record that was set in 2019.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, supplied its latest Ferodo and Champion products to a world record-breaking road trip. Covering over 15,000km across the entire Eurasian continent between the city of Magadan, Russia and the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, the drive was completed in six days, nine hours and 38 minutes, beating the previous record of eight days and 15 hours. The team drove a Volkswagen Touareg, which used Ferodo brake products and Champion glow plugs, filters and wipers.
It’s ‘Guinness Time’ again: Last month Honda set a new Guinness World Records title for ‘lowest fuel consumption – all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)’, recording an average 100.31 miles per gallon over 8,387 miles during a 25 day drive across all 24 EU contiguous countries, and now Volkswagen of America has set a new Guinness World Records achievement for the ‘lowest fuel consumption – 48 US contiguous States for a non-hybrid car’. The record-setting VW Golf TDI achieved an average fuel consumption of 81.17 mpg during its trip, beating the previous record by more than 3 mpg. Goodyear supported Volkswagen of America in its attempt, supplying the Golf TDI with Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tyres.
Honda has set a new Guinness World Records title for ‘Lowest fuel consumption – all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)’, recording an average 100.31 miles per gallon over 8,387 miles, in a 25 day drive across all 24 EU contiguous countries.
Audi and the RAC have officially set a new Guinness World Records title by driving to 14 countries on a single tank of fuel. The unmodified Audi A6 TDI ultra chosen for the challenge comfortably exceeded its official 67mpg-plus potential by averaging a remarkable 75.9mpg and completing a total of 1158.9 miles without the need for a fuel-stop. Motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and racing driver Rebecca Jackson drove the A6 TDI ultra almost non-stop for nearly 28 hours from the Netherlands to Hungary, passing through Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia – 14 countries in all.
Mile-devouring fuel economy is likely to be a key consideration for most drivers of the 67mpg Audi A6 TDI ultra, but on this occasion it is nothing short of crucial, because a Guinness World Records title attempt depends on it.
Lancaster Insurance has become an official Guinness World Records title holder for the largest parade of MGs. The parade took place on Saturday, 11 April at Rockingham Circuit in Corby, Northamptonshire, where 144 MG owners and lovers united to take part in a world first.
Nokian Tyres and Valtra have combined their expertise to set a new record for tractors, clocking 130.165km/h (80.88mph) on a snowy and icy road in Finnish Lapland. Multiple World Rally champion, Juha Kankkunen drove the Valtra T234, which ran on the world’s first winter tyre for tractors, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI (440/80R28 151D & 540/80R38 167D). Click through to the full story to watch a video documenting the new World Record.
A truck supported by Alliance Tire Group (ATG) and Bohnenkamp has set a new world record height of 6,675 metres in the Chilean Andes. Alliance Tire Group supported Martin Jeschke and his team Extreme Events from Limburg, Germany. Demonstrating performance and durability “The attempt to set up a new world record is quite a challenge”, […]
Lancaster Insurance will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the “largest parade of MGs” with the help of the MG Owners’ Club (MGOC). Taking place on Saturday 11 April at Rockingham Circuit in Corby, Northamptonshire; all MG owners and lovers are being encouraged to unite and get involved in what will be a world first. To set a new World Record there must be more than 100 cars in the parade.
Honda (UK)’s Mean Mower (#meanmower) has officially broken the Guinness World Records title for the fastest lawnmower, averaging 116.57 mph, to break the previous record by almost 30mph. The successful Guinness World Records attempt took place under the watchful eye of a Guinness World Records Adjudicator at the IDIADA Proving Ground, in Tarragona, Spain, on […]
On 15th November a team of gym members from East Sussex smashed two Guinness World Records for the number of people inside both a classic Mini and a 2012 MINI.
28 flexible ladies crammed their way into the MINI Hatch at Potters Fields Park, London as part of the eighth annual Guinness World Records day. The team broke their own previous record of 27 people, which they set in Eastbourne last year.