Mitsubishi ASX sets world record

For driving 91 miles via remote control
Feb 8, 2011
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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Mitsubishi ASX sets Guinness World Record

A Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, known as the ASX in the Philippines, has set a world record by traveling over 91 miles (146.65 kilometers) in 24 hours--without a driver behind the wheel.

In November 2010, Mitsubishi Motors North America gave thousands of people the chance to test drive a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport by steering a remote-controlled unit around a course in Southern California using only their computer keyboards. This gave people the chance to virtually test drive the Outlander Sport in the safety and comfort of their houses, coffee shops or maybe even in their office cubicle.

Though the online test drive was offered from November 2 to November 10, the record-setting 91 miles was achieved on November 9 with people driving the Outlander Sport remotely hundreds or even thousands of miles away. Present at that time were judges from Guinness World Records who recognized Mitsubishi Motors North America as having set the "Farthest Drive by an Online Controlled Vehicle in 24 Hours."

"We can't take all the credit, of course. Special thanks to everyone out there who helped us set the record," Mitsubishi said in a statement. "Even those of you who just did donuts the whole time."

Photos from Mitsubishi Motors North America and Guinness World Records

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