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    Record for Touareg

    A German crew of 8 men, set a new record by driving a standard Volkswagen Touareg to the top of the heighest volcano, the Ojos del Salado. The volcano is the heighest place of the world (6.080m) reachable for cars.

    The team first drove trough the Atacama-desert in order to set up a basecamp at 4.400m. The trip wasn't only ment to set a record, but also to install a seismographic instrument to meisure the activity of the volcano.

    Because of the shortage of air, the car lost almost 2/3 of it's power when it passed the 4000m...
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    That's awesome!

    Do you know which engine the Touareg had?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pergarec
    Do you know which engine the Touareg had?
    No not exactly, but I thought it was just a standard diesel. The only extra things it had were a winch and a stronger bottom plate...
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    huh, they still want to prove it's not only a SUV, it's real 4x4!

    they won't convince me
    12 cylinders or walk!

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    If you speak spanish : http://www.jeepclub.com.ar/A-Archivo...20en%204x4.htm. The Touareg was offered by Volkswagen Individual. I think the engine was the R5 TDi (175 hp).
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    but you don't have to know spanish to read that it took place 5 months ago
    12 cylinders or walk!

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    that was for the pics
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    im sure they just helicoptered it to the top and took some photos

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    The volcano is the heighest place of the world (6.080m) reachable for cars.
    the way they say it sounds like its been done before, so is the record highest elevation?
    this feat should help those soccer moms and yuppies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotterik
    im sure they just helicoptered it to the top and took some photos
    No, saw a special report on tv too.
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    So wat are you saying? Dat d touareg is giving Range Rover some competition? Yeah! Dats krump!

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    Yay For Volks-a-wagen!!
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