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New Michelin silicone wipers to go the distance with Rainer Zietlow across Panamericana

Long-distance German driver, Rainer Zietlow, will attempt to break his own world record as he plans to set a new long-distance world record on the longest road of the world, the Pan-Americana Highway.

In less than 11 days and 17 hours, Zietlow and his team aim to break their own world record from 2011 in a Volkswagen Touareg on the Panamericana, which stretches more than 22,500 km (16,000 miles) through 14 countries from Alaska to Argentina.

The car used this time around will be a standard Volkswagen Amarok V6 with 224 hp produced at Volkswagen Argentina. The only modification is an additional fuel tank of 120 litres.

Pylon, the exclusive licensee responsible for the manufacturing and marketing of the Michelin line of premium wiper blades, has partnered with the German driver in his world record attempt.

The team’s car will be equipped with a pair of newly designed Michelin silicone wiper blades that Pylon says have been “specifically engineered to last twice as long while providing smooth, streak-free wipes and improved driver visibility”.