Trans-Continental Crossing Complete for Audi’s Q7
The competition started in Sydney, Sunday 3rd September 2006. Between Sydney and Broom (the finish line) stretched a 7000km journey through some harsh and arid conditions.
The caravan of 15 cars arrived safely and further more – in excellent condition, in Broome, on Sunday 24th September 2006.
The itinerary included some areas like Innamincka, Mereenie Loop Road and Birdsville. Areas characterized by most as harsh ruts. The Q7 excelled.
Joerg Hofman, Audi’s managing director declared that : “We now plan to host this adventure annually with vehicles like the Q7, new Allroad Quattro and Audi Q5. It will hold much interest for Audi guests from Asia, Germany and Europe.”
Critics say that the Q7 has exceeded the highest expectations of the company, under very challenging conditions.
The four stages of the Audi Trans-Continental Crossing included;
- 3 –
5 September 2006
The Harbour City (
) to the Sydney (Broken Hill) via Wagga Wagga and Mildura. Silver City
- 7 –
11 September 2006
The Silver City to the
(Birdsville), via Tibooburra and Innamincka. Red Desert
- 11 –
15 September 2006
The Red Desert to the Red Centre (Uluru), via
and Coober Pedy. Clayton River
- 19 –
24 September 2006
The Red Centre to the
(Broome), via the Tanami Track including Tilmouth Well, Rabbit Flat and Halls Creek. Pearl Coast