Shortly after the ice speed record recorded in a Bentley Continental Supersports Cabrio, Nokian announced that they had established a new performance in this area. More specifically, the Finnish manufacturer has equipped an Audi RS6 with the new Hakkapeliitta 7 tires and called the racing pilot Janne Laitinen to make a new record attempt. Fortunately, they have reached the objective and managed to reach a speed of 206.06 mph, which is 331.6 km/h. The previous record was 330.7 km/h and was established in February.
Those of from Nokian are not at their first attempt at breaking an world speed record on ice. Previous attempt was in a Bentley Continental GT equipped with Hakkapeliita 5 tires and it was driven by quad racing world champion Juha Kankkunen, set with a top speed of 321.64 km/h.
Video: Audi RS6 and Nokian – New Ice Speed Record:
The previous Ice Speed Record by Nokian, with Hakkapeliitta 5 tires: