World record: daredevil hits 335km/h on ice

Think breaking the land speed record isn’t crazy enough?

world, record, ice, Finland, daredevil, insane, Wheels, Australian, Grand Prix
Gallery5

Think breaking the land speed record isn’t crazy enough?

Try doing it on ice.

A team of daredevils from Finland has broken the world ice-speed record, belting an Audi RS6 at 335.7km/h over the frozen waters of the Gulf of Bothnia.

As with all Guinness speed records, the time was averaged out over two runs, with the car permitted a flying start and ‘up to an hour’ to reach its top speed.

At the wheel of the Audi was reigning ice-speed record holder Janne Laitinen, who topped his old feat of 331.6km/h set in 2011 in the same car.

A unique 12 kilometre test-track was used for the stunt, which was designed to showcase the grip and performance of a Finnish winter tyre company.

 

How are you finding our new site design? Tell us in the comments below or send us your thoughts at feedback@whichcar.com.au.

 

Subscribe to Wheels magazine

Subscribe to Wheels Magazine and save up to 44%
Get your monthly fix of news, reviews and stories on the greatest cars and minds in the automotive world.

Subscribe

 

We recommend

NEWS

2022 Maserati GranTurismo preview
News

New Maserati GranTurismo electric supercoupe teased

Maserati shares first images of upcoming new new GranTurismo, the company's first EV

10 hours ago
Jordan Mulach
Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.