THIS IS LIKE DOING 10 DAYTONA 500'S IN A ROW NON STOP. THIS RECORD MAY STAND FOREVER BEING THAT MANY HAVE TRIED (LIKE PORSCHE AND OTHERS) AND NONE HAVE MADE IT. REMEMBER IT WAS A NEAR STOCK PRODUCTION CAR, WITH ONLY MINOR SIMPLE MOD'S...AND ONLY MOD'S APPROVED AND DOUBLE CHECKED BY THE FIA INTERNATIONAL. HERE IS A LINK TO THE 5,000 MILE ENDURANCE RECORD...1990 Corvette ZR-1 World Speed & International Endurance RecordBE SURE TO READ THE "MARATHON CHAMPION OF THE CENTURY" by Robin Jenkins AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE !!!UPDATE ****** FEB 2002 ****** (from VW Press Release) Nardo / Wolfsburg Volkswagen took a prototype of its W12 sports car to the Nardo high-speed circuit near Lecce in Southern Italy on February 23 and 24, and again beat the existing world 24-hour speed record. This exceptional sports car design, with a top speed of 350 km/h(217.53 MPH), covered a distance of 7,749.4 kilometres at an average speed of 322.89 km/h(200.7 MPH).The world record set up only shortly before, on October 14, 2001 with the same car, was beaten by 27.7 km/h, with the car covering 663 kilometres more. This improvement is due to the remarkable reliability of the 440 kW (600 bhp) twelve-cylinder engine, to further development work on the car itself and to its highly motivated crew.