Tata Motors has announced “a set of stupendous records” in an 18-day, non-stop high-speed drive with its three cars – Zest, Bolt and the upcoming Tiago – on the 4.2 km long National Centre of Automotive Testing high-speed test track at the Vehicle Research & Development Establishment facility in Ahmednagar.
The new generation cars underwent the ultimate endurance run in scorching temperatures for the GearedForGreat Challenge and achieved multiple record-breaking distances culminating at 50,000km each with an average speed of around 120 kmph, succesfully clocking 360 records in a single event.
“We are thrilled to have successfully achieved the 50,000km milestone,” said Mayank Pareek, president, passenger vehicle business unit, Tata Motors. “This indubitably showcases the technology and robustness of our new cars. The Geared for Great challenge offered us a tremendous platform to display our commitment to bring exciting, high-performance, category defining cars to our customers”.
The Revotron and Revotorq engines are built to endure extreme performance and deliver a new level of driving experience. “We are now bringing these engines into our new upcoming car, Tiago,” said Pareek. “This Asian record run demonstrates how our engines are among the most advanced drive systems currently available in the market.”
Conducted under the aegis of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, the sanctioning body in India for the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile – the world body for motorsport), the GearedForGreat endurance challenge has been designed and developed in partnership with Zeegnition as an independent auto expert testing the cars, backed by the Indian Oil Corporation of India and JK Tyres.