Friday, July 22, 2011

Volkswagen Touareg TDI Panamericana: new record

Volkswagen announced that it has hit a new record with its Touareg TDI: Rainer Zietlow and his team have traveled the entire Pan-American Highway in 11 days, 17 hours and 22 minutes, beating the previous record of 3 full days. In its 25,600 km route the team has gone for 16 VW States. Times and distances were recorded and certified by TÜV NORD Mobility.

The adventure began on July 2 in Argentina and the Southern team has faced a multitude of different climatic situations, from sand storms to the treacherous streets of Chile Alaska. During the journey the team has also collected VW 10 cents per kilometer route from two to donate to the poor villages of South America.

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