Record-breaker pulls into motor museum

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Fergal McGrath and Julian Warren, the two men who were behind the wheel for the world record attempt, are pictured handing over the keys to Tim Bryan, head of collections at British Motor Museum and curator Stephen Laing. (Submitted photo)

The world’s most fuel efficient car has become the latest attraction at the British Motor Museum.

The British-built Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC holds the Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency having travelled 8,387 miles in 2015 using just £459 worth of fuel.

During trip, the drivers visited all 24 EU countries, the Honda averaged an incredible 100.31mpg, stopping only nine times to refuel.

Honda donated the car earlier this month, with Fergal McGrath and Julian Warren, the two men who were behind the wheel for the world record attempt, handing over the keys.

Fergal said: “Julian and I are extremely proud of the Honda Civic Tourer and embraced all the challenges that came with setting the Guinness World Records title in 2015.

“It is fantastic that this car will now be on display in the British Motor Museum and is a testament to the hard work of the Honda team involved.”

The Honda Civic Tourer will now form part of the Museum’s collection of over 300 cars and be on display in the Collections Centre.

It joins one other Honda – a Prelude that was a gift to British Leyland’s chief, Sir Michael Edwardes, from Honda boss Mr Kawashima when the two companies signed their historic partnership agreement in 1979.