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Old 22nd March 2016, 12:41   #46
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Updates as of 8 days/192 km

Zest Revotron Petrol - 24231.9 km (Avg Speed 126.2 kmph)
Tiago Revotorq Diesel - 23707.9 km (Avg Speed 123.5 kmph)
Tiago Revotron Petrol - 23496.6 km (Avg Speed 122.4 kmph)
Bolt Revotron Petrol - 23196.5 km (Avg Speed 120.8 kmph)

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How long, kilometer or day wise is the drive planned?
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How long, kilometer or day wise is the drive planned?
It looks like some big numbers are planned based on some of the tweets being posted in the last couple days.

Nothing officially being revealed.

I wouldn't be surprised if they don't stop till 50k kms run on all 4 cars.
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Old 22nd March 2016, 20:27   #49
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The Zest and Tiago Diesel both have clocked 25000 kms.

The Zest took 198 Hours, 5 Min, 21.456 Seconds.

Tata - Great Endurance Challenge @ VRDE-cejvhd2viaahucl.jpg-large.jpg



The Tiago Diesel followed it a few hours later - taking 202 Hours, 21 Min, 18.489 Seconds.

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Source: Twitter.
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I was wondering if they have achieved this without stopping the engine even once?
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Updates as of 8 days/192 km....
192 hours I presume?

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I was wondering if they have achieved this without stopping the engine even once?
I doubt. All the cars went through an oil change if you notice the pics. The cars were definitely not ON for the complete time frame. Neverthless, an achievement considering the speeds these cars have been doing with mnimal breaks for the last 1 week!
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25000 kms in 198 hrs! Just did the math. It includes all the break periods for services and other pitstops too and yet they have managed to average 126kmph. That means the vehicles have been going at maximum speeds attainable all the time, to ensure adequate stopover times!!

Impressed. Not just for Tata, but the drivers and the cars too. This is real endurance for man and machine.

Many of us were disappointed with the engines being offered on the Tiago duo, as lacking in power. Although it still might not be fast on the block, the engines are refined enough to take this test and that's saying a lot.

The design team did what was expected of them, the development team too. Now I hope the marketing team does what's expected of them really well. Tata deserves to be back on the minds of the people.
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The Zest and Tiago Diesel both have clocked 25000 kms.

The Zest took 198 Hours, 5 Min, 21.456 Seconds.

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The Tiago Diesel followed it a few hours later - taking 202 Hours, 21 Min, 18.489 Seconds.

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Why the Tata Bolt is missing?
Was it not able to complete 25,000 KM?
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Is there media coverage on this?

If not, the marketing team missed an opportunity. Or they didn't get enough budget for the event.

I wish they'd gone all out and done it for 1 lakh kms .

That's a nice eye catching number for news and great for a marketing campaign.
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Updates after 10 days/240 hours of driving.

Zest Petrol : 30046.9 km
Tiago Diesel: 29552.4 km
Tiago Petrol: 29493.3 km
Bolt Petrol: 27802.9 km

Bolt is running slower compared to other cars due to delay in replacing a broken windshield screen.

Source: Twitter
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Wow. Hope they target 50k if not 1L kms

This is impressive considering the flat out speeds required to be maintained while on the move.

The oil and filter changes would have been f1 pit crew style.

Sad they lost time on the bolt windscreen.
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It is going to be a challenging task for drivers to reach 50k mark driving non stop at such a high speed. Kudos to the whole team behind it for crossing 30000 milestone.
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Found this on Twitter. SOURCE

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EDIT: Bolt also crosses 30k kms mark as of 5:40AM this morning.

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Updates after 11 days/264 hours

Zest Petrol : 33,017 km
Tiago Petrol: 32,185 km
Tiago Diesel: 31,813 km
Bolt Petrol : 30,211 km
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Good effort by Tata and they really need to market this properly.

Also reminds me of a similar exercise by Mercedes when they introduced the high performance version of 190 series (now C class)

https://www.classicdriver.com/en/art...0-e-23-16-nard


and an E320D endurance test

http://www.gizmag.com/go/4003/
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