VW Touareg TDI breaks ultimate long-distance record

VW Touareg TDI

VW Touareg TDIForget Le Mans. Move about 24 hours of Nürburgring. All child’s play compared to what “Vee-Dub ‘finished playing in America. In less than 12 days was 26,000 km traveled the longest highway in the world today, the Trans American Highway. Object was a VW Touareg TDI.

You have to want it to have …. In 11 days, 17 hours and 22 minutes from 14 different countries, such a distance. Everything for the PR? A team of Germans with a very long haul, led by Rainer Zietlow began on July 2 to the Road Trip to End All Road Trips in the southernmost tip of Argentina and conducted “Sea Germans” on two continents at the end in Alaska. Nature did not cooperate, but eventually they got their end on July 13.

In summary: the men have on average traveled 2,200 kilometers per day (with the help of a bit of marching powder?). Just stop for much needed entertainment to South American whores (usually the favorite pastime of middle-aged Germans there) sat for Zietlow et al not so here. Tag a dull, but they are able put the old record by three days to tighten. They have also made their contribution to the local economy by 10 cents per mile to donate to a poor South American town.VW Touareg TDI

The new Lancia Ypsilon looks with nice rally

Lancia Ypsilon

Lancia YpsilonThe regular Yp new Lancia is “quite nice”, but really exciting, I dare not to mention. Fortunately, it helps if you know a rally sauce dish out.

By a HF Integrale look-a-like to make you suddenly Ypsilon small as you dare to be seen in man. Because saying it yourself, if real men do not go into a Ypsilon car. This is truly a car that 95% of cases a woman is sitting behind the wheel.

From mid next month, the new Ypsilon Lancia dealers also in Dutch. Under the hood you can choose from three engines. A 69 hp or 85 hp 1.2 Fire TwinAir gasoline, diesel fuel tank if you prefer, there is a 1.3 Multijet 95 bhp with. Naturally, all equipped with the crumbs Start & Stop system.

The tax-free Lancia Ypsilon 0.9 TwinAir 85 hp with Stop & Start is from mid-June in the Dutch showrooms. Until June 18th is a special introductory price for the “Gold” version of € 15.000, – for 0.9 TwinAir (85 hp). There’s a Dolce Vita worth € 677.-pack consisting of rain and light sensors, cruise control and rear parking sensor.Lancia Ypsilon

Take it away: Skoda Octavia VRS with 600 hp

Skoda Octavia VRS

Skoda Octavia VRSTo show that Skoda is not as stupid as most people think the UK importer in recent months to develop this brutal machine. It is a tuned Octavia RS , which up to 600 horsepower from its standard 2.0 TSI and therefore will try to compress a record drop in the salt flats of Bonneville.

The goal is to use the tuned Octavia a speed of 322 + km / h drop. The engine under the hood is based on the standard 2.0 TSI that we know of the VAG group and with an extra large turbo, 120 RON race fuel and some other tweaks engine now delivers about 550-600 hp and 450 Nm max torque. Switching is done with the manual six-speed from a Skoda Octavia II Green Line and the wheels are very horny 15 “GreenLine Skoda rims (with manhole covers on it).

This racer is his 20001450 pounds is also 55 pounds heavier than a standard Octavia RS. Whether it will succeed in Skoda decent performance drop we will soon find out.Skoda Octavia VRS

Lotus with a rally version of the Exige

Lotus Exige Rally

Lotus Exige RallyYes, you read that right. Lotus is actually planning to rally with a performance of the Exige to the market. Such a small light hardcore sports car may not be the first thing you think when a rally car, but it is not such a strange idea as you might think.

Rally GT ever heard? This is a category where you for example, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Porsche 911 GT3 and Lamborghini Gallardo to be found.

Now already Exige and Elise are used by teams in the sport, but they are not factory built. And so they see in Hethel an opportunity in itself for a rally version of the Exige to develop and that (big money) to sell to willing customers.

Lotus and so in January 2012 for approval to build models and according Claudio Berro (main Lotus Motorsport) is easy to succeed. The rally version of the Exige will be officially unveiled at the IAA in Frankfurt in September. (via: carmagazine.co.uk, photo via)Lotus Exige Rally

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