Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible is no longer the fastest car on ice. The new world record for fastest car on ice belongs to Audi RS6 that was using Nokian Tyres. Test driver Janne Laitinen reached 331,610 km/h (206,05 mph) on the Gulf of Bothnia in Oulu, Finland.
The RS6 was equipped with new Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 studded tyres (255/35R20 97 T XL) when it broke the record on March 6th on a 14-kilometre ice track in freezing conditions.
- Testing at high speeds in demanding conditions forms an important part of our winter tyre development. Testing our boundaries can teach us new things, which can then be reflected in all of our products, explains Matti Morri, Nokian Tyres’ Technical Customer Service Manager.
The Guinness World Records organisation outlines detailed rules for ice driving world records. There is a total of one hour to complete the record attempt. The ice has to be natural and it may not be roughed up or treated with any chemicals. The tyres must be commercially available and approved for road traffic in the country in which the record attempt takes place.
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