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Honda Diesel Sets New World Records
 Date: May 07, 2004 18:07
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda UK PR
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Honda’s new Accord 2.2 i-CTDi Sport has this week set no fewer than 19 world speed records and achieved 3.07 litres / 100 km (92 imperial mpg, ~76.6 US mpg) fuel economy to boot. British racing driver Robin Liddell and freelance journalist Iain Robertson were part of the European record-setting team.

Amongst the speed records set, which were all achieved in Production Car Class B (2000 – 2500 cc), were 133.04 mph (1 mile flying start), 84.25 mph (1 mile standing start) and an average speed of 130.38 mph over a 24-hour endurance period. These records were all set at Papenburg high-speed oval test track in north-west Germany on 1 and 2 May, and are all subject to FIA ratification.

Two production cars, randomly selected by FIA officials, were used to undertake the speed records, and apart from the fitting of roll-cages, racing harnesses and radio equipment for track-to-pits communication, no other modifications were made to the cars.

Following the speed record attempts, the same two cars were then driven 419 miles from Papenburg test track to Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt in order to complete the fuel economy run. The route comprised of a mixture of motorway and non-motorway driving, during which one of the Accords achieved a staggering 92 imperial mpg (US mpg=~76.6) average.

The project, whose aim was to demonstrate the performance and economy of the Accord i-CTDi, was a joint production between Honda, the FIA and Italian-based JAS Motorsport, who managed fuelling and pit-stops.

Honda UK’s driver in the speed record attempt, Robin Liddell, who has previously raced at Le Mans 24-hours, as well as the American Le Mans Series and the BRDC British GT championship, commented: "The car’s performance is very impressive, demonstrated by the records we’ve achieved. Honda has made real steps forward in styling, ergonomics and interior design with the new Accord Diesel and now has a package that can take on the best cars in its class."

A complete list of speed records, all subject to FIA ratification, is as follows:

1 mile

Flying start

133.035 mph

 

1000 metres

Flying start

133.115 mph

1/8-mile

Standing start

42.865 mph

 

500 metres

Standing start

58.672 mph

¼-mile

"

54.198 mph

 

1000 metres

"

73.277 mph

1 mile

"

84.250 mph

 

10 kilometres

"

118.487 mph

10 miles

"

123.138 mph

 

100 kilometres

"

130.435 mph

100 miles

"

131.036 mph

 

500 kilometres

"

130.381 mph

500 miles

"

131.032 mph

 

1000 kilometres

"

130.629 mph

1000 miles

"

130.786 mph

 

 

 

 

1 hour

Standing start

131.257 mph

6 hours

"

130.490 mph

12 hours

"

130.378 mph

24 hours

"

130.379 mph

 


Last edited by JeffX on May 10, 2004 12:38

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