Take a 200 mph super car and add a notoriously irresponsible, petrol-head journalist. Sounds like a recipe for disaster! In fact this combination has just triumphed in the MPG marathon – an event to promote careful, fuel-conscious driving.
The marathon, which we reported on last week, was won by motoring journalist Richard Hammond, driving a Corvette Z06. Hammond managed to complete the 411 mile course while achieving a combined mpg total of 30.96mpg. This represented a 61.26 percent improvement over the official combined mpg figure.
The events organizer, Ross Durkin, said “Driving economically is possible in whatever car you own – all it takes is consideration of prevailing road conditions and an educated approach to how you drive your car. The Corvette’s success proves that any driver can improve their fuel economy if they think in advance and anticipate road conditions”.
“Educated, considerate driving” – it must be a different Richard Hammond!