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A Volkswagen Touareg TDI has managed to set a new world record after traveling for 23,000 km in just 17 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes.

Three Australians have embarked on the journey of their life in a specially modified Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI and managed to set a new world record after traveling for 23,000 km in just 17 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes. The journey took place between Melbourne, in Australia, and Sankt Petersburg, in Russia, and a ferryboat was responsible for water crossing.

“Yes! We did it! We have overcome almost 23,000 kilometers from Melbourne to St. Petersburg, and arrived at the Palace Square on Monday evening. We were met by Pavel Belov, vice-chairman of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sports of the Government of St. Petersburg, which stopped the timer Tag Heuer, installed in our car”, as the official website of the journey, touareg-russtralia.com, writes.

The journey also had a “hidden” purpose which has handing over a letter to the Sankt Petersburg mayor, signed by the Melbourne mayor, in which the two cities were twinned. The star of the “show”, the Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI was fitted with a modified suspension, a roll-bar, large tires and a special fuel tank which allowed it to travel more km between fuel stops.