Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Video: Nokian Tires uses Audi RS6 to set new ice speed record

. Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Just last month, a Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible running Pirelli winter tires became the fastest car to drive on ice; reaching a top speed of 205.48 mph. That record however, would only last a few weeks thanks Nokian Tires and an Audi RS6. Strapping on a set of the company's Hakkapeliitta 7 studded snow tires, Nokian's Audi RS6 sedan managed to clock an astounding 331.61 km/h (206.05 mph), becoming the world's fastest car on ice.

There was no word from Nokian concerning any modifications (excluding the visual aerodynamic enhancements) and/or horsepower figures of their RS6; but we imagine the car is pretty far from stock.

Source: Nokian Tires (YouTube) via Autoblog