Acclaimed Audi executive class efficiency champion is the choice to set new record for most countries driven to on a single tank of fuel.
- Guinness World RecordsTM title attempt to drive to the most countries on a single tank of fuel starts from Netherlands tomorrow
- Collaboration between Audi and RAC using 67mpg-plus A6 2.0 TDI ultra
- Ambition is over 1,000 miles on a single tank of fuel costing as little as £88* (€123)
- Motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and racing driver/TV presenter Rebecca Jackson will bring their driving skill and experience to bear in pursuit of title
Mile-devouring fuel economy is likely to be a key consideration for most drivers of the 67mpg Audi A6 TDI ultra, but on this occasion it is nothing short of crucial because a Guinness World RecordsTM title attempt depends on it.
The efficiency flagship of the A6 range will set off on a Record Road Trip to secure the title for the greatest number of countries driven to on one tank of fuel. The project is being masterminded by the RAC, and the organisation is banking on the Audi ultra concept and the innovations in lightweight construction, engineering and driver assistance technology that underpin it to deliver the desired result. It has also enlisted the considerable expertise of motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and racing driver Rebecca Jackson to complement the car with some skilful and judicious use of the controls.
As ferry or rail Channel crossings would invalidate the title attempt the Record Road Trip will begin in Maastricht in the Netherlands, and will continue through Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany and Italy towards the Balkans.
The route has been carefully planned to avoid the economy-sapping effects of congested towns and cities, motorways and mountainous regions. Andrew and Rebecca will drive almost continuously, and will employ every technique at their disposal to use as little fuel as possible and maximise their all-important miles-per-gallon figure.
2015 Audi A6 TDI Ultra Guinness World Records