Touareg V6 TDI and partners
Rainer Zietlow and his team are again driving in a Volkswagen Touareg, this time in a new Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI with the new "Facelift", which will be released in Germany in October 2014. The Touareg became some kind of a home for the team, as for all world record drives it has been a Touareg. The Touareg has been adapted to be capable of taking this extreme challenge from Norway to South Africa. For example a stronger chassis was added, larger tires, a rollover cage, extra strong head lights as well as additional tanks.
For food supply, a Waeco fridge was installed and Hewlett Packard equipped the car with measuring instruments, which will provide live information about acceleration, brake performance and the pitch of springs. Follow these information during the world record drive on the hp cape2cape app - www.hp.com/go/hpc2c
The team communicates with its back office via the latest satellite communication system of inmarsat, which does also provide tracking information, which you can see on our homepage. The in-car laptop we use is from Getac. The Touareg goes on 275/65R17 Goodyear Wrangler all weather tires and new Borbet rims C2C, which were particularly developed for this record drive.
Liqui-Moly provides engine oil for the Touareg and the radiator is filled with high-performance engine codants from Glysantin. The Touareg´s roof is covered with a black foil and the front is covered with a protective foil against stone chips, manufactured by 3M. The Touareg uses a strong 88A battery from Exide, brakes from Ferodo and windshield wipers from Champion.
All adjustments have been installed in Bratislava by Volkswagen Slovakia, the only factory where the Touareg is built.