The Audi A6 TDI Ultra Drove Through 14 Countries On a Single Tank of Fuel

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jun 12, 2015
References: recordroadtrip & gizmag
The Audi A6 TDI Ultra is a vehicle that can go a long way on a really small amount of gas. This isn't just talk, this is a vehicle that's actually walked the walk. An unmodified Audi A6 TDI Ultra was recently driven through 14 countries without stopping for fuel once. The vehicle set off from Maastricht in the Netherlands; its journey took nearly 28 hours and it covered 1,865 km.

The drivers involved in the record-breaking attempt were motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and racing driver Rebecca Jackson. The pair traveled a route planned to avoid built-up regions and congested areas.

The demonstration was rather nail-biting at the end as the vehicle barely had enough fuel to reach Hungary, the 14th and final stop. Ultimately, the mix of vehicle technological efficiency and smart human planning and driving meant the record was set, and a message sent to the automotive industry about sustainable transportation.