Jun 12 2012
Vauxhall will be celebrating its heritage and its future by displaying three landmark vehicles at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power.
The future will be celebrated with the innovative Vauxhall Ampera. Having recently won the 2012 European Car of the Year award, the Ampera will be part of the daily lunchtime car parade at the festival.
The Ampera has won plenty of plaudits after becoming the first electric car on the market that is suitable for everyday use without the typical electric 'range anxiety'.
A sophisticated propulsion system and 'range-extender' mean that even once the battery is drained, the car can continue for 310 electrically-driven miles.
At the other end of the scale will be the OE-Type 30/98 Velox Tourer, part of Vauxhall's Heritage Collection. The 1926 model of this vehicle - which celebrates its centenary in 2013 - will be part of the Pre-War Class at the event.
The 30/98 was the first mass-produced car that managed to hit 100mph. The car that will appear at the event is still running well, as proved last year when journalists drove the model from Cannes to Geneva across the French Alps.
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