It seems like Bentley’s world record of speed on ice was really short-lived. Earlier last month, Juha Kankkunen, the four-time rally champion, drove a Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible on the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland, to a eye-watering top speed of 205.48 mph.
Now a company called Nokian Tyres has stolen the ice speed record from Bentley with an Audi RS6 that hit a top speed of 206.05 mph. The run took place on March 6 in Finland where Nokian ran the RS6 on 8.7-mile track with the company’s tires.
“Extreme speeds emphasize the role of top-quality tires; they are the vehicle’s only contact point with the driving surface,” Nokian said. “When driving at exceptionally high speeds on slippery ice, the tires must provide maximal grip, excellent structural durability and handling properties that are in line with the car’s high power.”
Hit the jump for the video of Nokian’s run.
Nokian Tyres Audi RS6 Ice Speed Record:
– By: Omar Rana