February 21, 2005 - The Volkswagen Touareg has set a new altitude record for vehicles - 6080 metres above sea level. On 29 January 2005, battling against icy winds and a lack of oxygen, the expedition team fought its way through the lunar landscape of the Ojos del Salado, the world’s highest volcano, in a standard Touareg Expedition to achieve the world’s altitude record for vehicles. The altimeter and GPS system displayed. On February 16, the record was officially recognised by the “Guinness Book of Records” at an altitude of 6080 metres.
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