Audi RS6 Set a New Speed Record on Ice

March 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

The company Nokian was able to beat their own speed record on ice track. All-wheel drive Audi RS6 with the latest model of winter tires from Nokian – Hakkapelitta 8 – was able to accelerate to 335.7 kilometers per hour. Thus, the previous record set on the same car, but with rubber Hakkapelitta 7, was surpassed by 4.1 kilometers per hour.

2013 Audi RS6

2013 Audi RS6 Photo

The record was set on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia. Behind the wheel of Audi was an experienced pilot Janne Laitinen, who also took part in the last races, organized by Nokian. As for the record, this great achievement of new Audi RS6 was also listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

2013 Audi RS6

2013 Audi RS6 Pic

According to the requirements, pavement (the ice) should be completely natural, without any kind of artificial surfaces, treatments, etc. The tires fitted to the vehicle must be available to the public, that is, to be openly sold on a free market. According to the organizers, during the rate of 335.7 kilometers per hour spikes on tires hit the ice 43 times per second. So we see that Audi models are trully performance oriented cars!

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