One Audi RS6 equipped with Nokian tires breaks its own ice speed record

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2013 , 18:03:43 byEmil

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One Audi RS6 equipped with Nokian tires breaks its own ice speed record


So it seems that we have here a new record for the fastest car on ice and the holder is Nokian Tires. This is actually the manufacturer who also set the previous record last year managing to beat the record Bentley set with 331.61 km/h top speed. The company that actually invented winter tires asked its test driver Janne Laitinen to do this one as well. Previously he reached 335.713 km/h on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia in freezing winter weather, so probably this was piece of cake for him. The car used was an Audi RS6 which was owned by Nokian. They have used this one because it provides the necessary power and grip. The model receives power from a 5.0-liter V10 engine with quattro all-wheel drive system capable of generating580 BHP.



In fact, Nokian used the same driver and the same car as last year, but they have changed the tires with a newer winter model. The one that helped the RS6 reach more than 335 km/h were Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 studded tires size 255/35 r20 97 T XL. This means that if the car travels over 93 meters per second, with each stud it hits the ice 43 times. Despite the image, setting a Guinness world record on ice is not as easy as it may look. The time for the 1-kilometer distance is measured in both directions. The world record is actually an average between these two measurements. After the car on, it has exactly one hour to achieve the record. Also, the tires used must be commercially available and approved for road use in the country where the record is made. Last, but not least, the ice has to be natural and not treated with chemicals. These are all the info available on the new world record for now.