Touareg V6 TDI and sponsors & partners
Rainer Zietlow and his team are again driving in a Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI. It is the fifth world record run for Zietlow`s Volkswagen Touareg under the same chassis number and number plate since 2011 - a world record itself.
To prepare the vehicle for the tour, the VW Touareg has again been in the Volkswagen factory in Bratislava, with a great job of the team around Juergen. Juray and Lubosch form the pilot hall. Rainer Zietlow is really grateful to have such a strong partner, with such a motivated and had-working team to prepare the Touareg for the Eurasian world record drive as reliablibe and safe as possible.
The Volkswagen Touareg has been adapted for the 15.200 km long challenge from Magadan to Lisbon with a stronger suspension system, larger tires, a roll-cage, extra strong head lights as well as additional tanks for a range of in total 3.000 km. The 244 HP V6 TDI engine, the chassis and most of the interior as well as the all other parts around like gear box and driving shafts are standard.
The team communicates via the satellite communication system of Inmarsat, which does also provide tracking information visible on the homepage map. The Volkswagen Touareg runs again on 275/65R17 Goodyear Wrangler all weather tires with which the team used already in 2014 and 2015 - Rainer Zietlow swears by Goodyear, no compromises here. The tires are put on Borbet C2C rims, this time in silver instead of black. This strong alloy wheels have been particularly developed for the world record drive from Norway to South Africa in 2014.
The V6 TDI engine is filled with lubricants from LUKOIL. During the world record drive, the team is going to test the engine oil of LUKOIL after different distances. FERODO equipped the Volkswagen Touareg with a complete brake system and and Champion the engine with their pistons. The Touareg uses a strong 88A battery from Exide, to keep all additional electronic gear running throughout the whole record drive. To speed up border crossings, Rainer Zietlow has partnered up with Kühne+Nagel as the logistic partner for the 2016 “Magadan-Lisbon” challenge.