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Audi A6 TDI ultra crosses 14 countries on a single tank

Auto writer Andrew Frankel and race car driver Rebecca Jackson recently set a Guinness World Record by covering 1,865 kilometres on a single tank with an Audi A6 TDI ultra.

Starting in Maastricht, they drove across 14 European countries including the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Hungary. The record-breaking trek took nearly 27 hours.

“Despite sharing the driving we were on the road almost continuously for 25 hours, focused on maintaining an average speed of around 80 km/h. In order to do this you have to be fully aware of what’s going on around you and anticipate what could happen with the traffic ahead. While it was normal driving in one sense, it was also a very different type of driving, but nevertheless demanding.”