Guinness World Records for Hankook Tyres and Volkswagen ID.4 GTX


Hankook Tire sets a Guinness World Records title for the third time in a row with Challenge4 record-breaking driver Rainer Zietlow

Hankook Tire Sets a Guinness World Record Title For the Third Time 

The all-electric vehicle reached a height of 5.816 metres up the Uturuncu volcano, which has two peaks reaching 6,008 and 5,930 metres. After the VW ID.3 Germany Tour (2020) and the VW ID.4 US Tour (2021), the professional long-distance driver set a new altitude record with the VW ID.4 GTX with Hankook's all-terrain tyres for 4x4 vehicles, the Dynapro AT2. Having conquered the summit, the driver attended the German Embassy in La Paz on 23 May, where he was presented with the Record Holder Certificate by a Guinness World Records representative.

Rainer Zietlow and his team of three drove to Bolivia in a Volkswagen ID.4 GTX to set their sights on conquering the highest, still passable mine road in the world at the Uturuncu volcano. After the long months of the pandemic, it has now been reopened for tourists by the Quetena community at the foot of the volcano. After two weeks of preparation, 18 May saw the team set off on the record run, where they surpassed the previous record by around 40 metres, a new altitude world record for electric vehicles. Rainer Zietlow has also been supporting the SOS Children's Village in La Paz with his world record journey. 

With its new off-road specialist tyre Dynapro AT2, Hankook is positioning itself further into the all-terrain sector, the 4x4 tyre offers a specialist solution for all situations that is ready for all year round use. The 3PMSF identification on the sidewall demonstrates that the newest member of the Dynapro family is also suitable for use in winter conditions. The development focus for this tyre was on achieving a special balance between the necessary traction and resistance off-road which is a big advantage for driving over stony mountain roads in the Andes.

About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for The Tyreman. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, Commercial Tyre Business and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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