Nokian Tyres Audi RS6 sets New World Record on Ice with 208.6mph [video]

Nokian Tyres has set a new world record for fastest car on ice with the Audi RS6 fitted with new Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 studded tyres (255/35R20 97 T XL).

Driven by Janne Laitinen, the Audi RS6 reached an average speed of 335.713 km/h (208.06 mph) at the 7.5 mile ice track on the Gulf of Bothnia in Oulu, Finland.

At extreme speeds, the forces focused on the tyres are enormous, as the car travels over 93 metres per second and the studs hit the ice 43 times.

The world record is measured on a one-kilometre distance (natural ice) in both directions from a flying start. The tyres must be commercially available and road legal in the country where the record is made.

The previous record of 206.05mph was also set by Janne Laitinen with Hakkapeliitta 7 studded tyres at the same location two years ago.

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