Global tire manufacturer Hankook Tire has won the “Guinness World Records” world record for the third year in a row with Challenge 4’s record-breaking race, Rainer Zietlow, who this time conquered the Andes mountains in South America.
After the VW ID.3 Germany Tour (2020) and the VW ID.4 US Tour (2021), the professional long-distance driver set a new height record with the VW ID.4 GTX with all-terrain tires from Hankook for 4×4 vehicles, the Dynapro AT2 type.
The electric race car reaches a height of 5,816 meters above the Uturuncu volcano, which has two peaks reaching 6,008 and 5,930 meters.
After conquering the peak, the driver attended the German Embassy in La Paz on 23 May, where He received a Record Holder Certificate by a Guinness World Records representative.
“This record has shown how the Dynapro AT2 tire has a high level of durability and reliability in very rough terrain, proving that tires can reach the absolute limit,” said Sooil Lee, President and CEO of Hankook Tire & Technology in a statement, Monday (6/06/2011). 6/2022).
Rainer Zietlow and his three-man team headed to Bolivia in a Volkswagen ID.4 GTX with the goal of conquering the world’s tallest, yet impassable, mine road on the Uturuncu volcano.
After months of the pandemic, the route has been reopened to tourists by the Quetena community at the foot of the volcano. After two weeks of preparation, on May 18 the team set out on their first record, where they surpassed the previous record by about 40 meters – a new world record altitude for electric vehicles.
“Our goal was to show that electromobility can deliver the best performance, even at extreme altitudes. Hankook tires play a huge role in this action,” explains Rainer Zietlow.
With the new off-road specialist Dynapro AT2, tire manufacturer Hankook Tire is positioning itself further into the all-terrain sector. These 4×4 tires offer the best solution for any situation ready to use all year round.
The 3PMSF identification on the outside of the tire indicates that this newest member of the Dynapro line is also suitable for use in winter conditions.
The focus of development for this tire was to strike a special balance between the traction and resistance required off-road which is a great advantage for driving on rocky mountain roads in the Andes as well as good driving characteristics on the highway.
The name AT which means “All Terrain” doesn’t just mean nothing. With the Dynapro AT2, the journey doesn’t just end at the end of the road as long as you have the right vehicle.