Textar brake pads at Panamericana: Long-distance driver Rainer Zietlow is set to attempt to break his own world record

Since last Friday, long-distance driver Rainer Zietlow attempts to break his own world record. The German world record driver plans to set a new long-distance world record on the longest road of the world, the Pan-Americana Highway, which stretches more than 16.000 miles (22500 km) through 14 countries from Alaska to Argentina.

In less than 11 days and 17 hours Rainer Zietlow and his team aim to break their own world record on the Panamericana from 2011 in a Volkswagen Touareg. The car of the German adventurer will be a standard Volkswagen Amarok V6 with 224 hp produced at Volkswagen Argentina. The only modification is an additional fuel tank of 120 liters.

Textar is supporting the team attempting to break this record and also supported Rainer Zietlow’s previous successful long-distance record attempt on the Dakar-Moscow route back in 2017. The Volkswagen Amarok V6 has been kitted out with Textar brake pads.

The road trip can be followed “live” on