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Vauxhall Astra record achievements confirmed

Vauxhall Astra record achievements confirmed

Vauxhall undertook an impressive world record attempt in 2013, as it pushed its latest Astra model to the limit to secure a number of world and UK land speed records.

It has now been confirmed that the car achieved this impressive feat, breaking a total of 18 records for world and UK endurance speeds.

The Astra 2.0 CDTi 165PS tried to cover a total of 3002.44 miles at an average speed of 125.101mph, stopping just once for fuel and a change of tyres.

Among the impressive stack of records, the car smashed the World one, six and 12-hour speed records, while also claiming the UK 24-hour record with a speed 25mph faster than the previous holder.

Simon Hucknall, Vauxhall's PR manager, said the company are "over the moon" with the confirmation of results.

"This was an important test for the Astra, and it proved that a car with the qualities that most motorists are after - exceptional reliability, a good performance/economy blend and long-distance comfort - can be found at their nearest Vauxhall showroom," he said.

He went on to praise the efforts of the driving team that helped to bring the record home, as well as Michelin tyres for providing such durable rubber for the attempts.

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