Volkswagen Touareg Drives 1000 KM On Frozen Lake Baikal: Video
The Volkswagen Touareg is one of the most underrated off-road vehicles of all time. VW has big piles of trophies from running it at Dakar, Baja and Pikes Peak; but without the boxy, utilitarian looks of the Wrangler or the Defender, VW’s marketing people need to constantly remind the public of what the SUV can do. This latest effort to do just that comes from Volkswagen Russia, and it shows a Touareg driving on a frozen lake. But this isn’t some quick jaunt, the Touareg is driven a total of 1,000 kilometers (625 miles) across the frozen surface of the lake. Possibly making the consistent thickness of the ice the most impressive part of the stunt.
The video obviously doesn’t show the entire trip, but it does show that the occupants of the Touareg were driving overnight, and they should be commended for the bravery required to drive over a frozen lake all night long. These men were racing driver Andrei Leontiev and Alexander Burmeyster, and the SUV recorded the fastest ever average speed over 1,000 km on ice. All this with a totally stock 2015 Touareg on regular street tires.