Rainer Zietlow and his team have set a new course record for the Carretera Panamericana race with a driving time of just 11 days, 17 hours and 22 minutes, driving a 3.0-liter V-6 TDI.
Zietlow and his team covered a total of 14,136 miles between Tierra del Fuego and Alaska, passing through 17 countries as well as most of the Earth's climate and vegetation zones in the record drive. Zietlow broke the previous world record set in 2006 by four days.
In the Touareg, the eco-friendly 3.0-liter V-6 TDI Clean Diesel engine (221 bhp in the U.S. version) consumes 30% less fuel and emits up to 25% less CO2 than other vehicles with gasoline engines in its class.
Rainer Zietlow has documented his world record drive with extensive video and photographic materials that can be found at: .