The Russian Book of Records Confirmed a Record Set by a Volkswagen Touareg on a Ice of Lake Baikal

Posted on 23. Apr, 2015 by in Volkswagen Canada

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On Apr 21 a Russian Book of Records strictly reliable a outcome of a Volkswagen Touareg expostulate “The biggest normal speed grown by a batch automobile over a 1000 km distance”.

Volkswagen Touareg on Lake Baikal Volkswagen Touareg on Lake Baikal - to see a video on Youtube click here.On Mar 20–21, 14-time engine sports record-holder Andrey Leontyev and ice captain Alexander Burmeister set an comprehensive record on a Volkswagen Touareg by demonstrating a biggest normal speed on a ice over a 1000 km distance. They used a batch car, and customary tires and use fluids. The organisation lonesome a 1037 km track in 19 hours 16 minutes. The normal speed in suit was 69 km/h and a ubiquitous normal speed totalled by GPS was 46 km/h.

Volkswagen Touareg on Lake BaikalThe looped track of Andrey Leontyev’s organisation extended from a southern finish of Lake Olkhon to a northernmost indicate of Lake Baikal — a encampment of Nizhneangarsk, before returning to a start point. The automobile did not leave a ice aspect over a whole track and usually stopped during measure and refueling points, as good as during 0 prominence when required.

Volkswagen Touareg on Lake Baikal“The manners for environment an normal speed record on ice demarcate a automobile to go onto land though do not allot it to pierce over a specific route. Theoretically, we could expostulate a compulsory 1,000 km on a football field-sized area of prosaic ice. But we do not demeanour for easy ways, so we gathering opposite a whole Baikal to a North and behind — by cracks, ice hummocks, snow… We changed roughly opposite a whole Baikal where a continue changes 24 times in 24 hours. This is unequivocally so. It was a genuine adventure. And we achieved a goal successfully. Together with a Touareg that didn’t let us down. You can commence such an journey usually when we trust in your partner 200%. we believed forever in my co-pilot Sasha Burmeister. And together we believed in a Touareg. we wish it believed in us too,” pronounced Andrey Leontyev.

Volkswagen Touareg and Andrey Leontyev on Lake BaikalTo set a record, Volkswagen Passenger Cars supposing a batch 204 hp Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI but a Off-Road package, versed with a MICHELIN Latitude X-Ice North 2+ tires.

Three Volkswagen Touaregs were used as support cars. Two of them were diesel 3.0 V6 TDI cars (204 and 245 hp) propitious with an 8-speed involuntary delivery and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. The other one was 3.6 FSI (249 hp) also propitious with an 8-speed involuntary delivery and 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

You can find a video featuring a record on a central Youtube channel of Volkswagen Russia:
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Volkswagen Touareg on Lake Baikal

Consumption value

Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI – fuel expenditure in l/100 km: total 6,9-6.6 / civic 7.9-7.6 / additional civic 6,3-6,0; CO2 emissions total in g/km: 180-173; potency class: B

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