Saturday, July 23, 2011

Volkswagen Touareg: the Pan-American records

A Volkswagen Touareg TDI and his team of pilots and technicians have traveled the entire Pan-American Highway from the new course record. Total: 11 days, 17 hours and 22 minutes and a handful of seconds timed to perfection by TÜV Nord Mobility, equal to exactly 3 days in less than used by previous expedition who, also passing through 14 different states of South America, Central and Northern Europe, had traveled 25,600 kilometers.

Countries traversed are Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, the United States and Canada. The path is articulated from the southern part of Argentina, where the pilot Rainer Zietlow and his team of Carlos Fernandez and Marius Biela (all German, although some names betray Hispanic) left on July 2, to the northern point Alaska, crossing road situations, and political climate very different: just think that Patagonia is now the middle of winter and the temperature drops several degrees below zero while going up north have crossed the equator and the tropics.

All along the famous Pan-American Highway (the longest in the world) which this year celebrates 75 years since its construction. For every mile, the team has raccolto10 Volkswagen cents then be donated to two villages deprived of Latin America.

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