Stock Nissan GT-R Hits 183 MPH on Ice – VideoWednesday, April 3, 2013 16:28 by Arman Barari
These days everybody is trying to break some kind of speed record. Nissan dispatched the closest thing they have to a sports car to a frozen lake in Russia to set a new speed record for driving a production car on ice. The venue for this test was Lake Baikal, where the stock GT-R hit a top speed of 183 mph or 295 km/h.
Now, that’s considerably less than the record set by Bentley Continental Supersports (330 km/h) and Audi RS6 by Nokian (335 km/h), but still, it is pretty impressive for a Nissan!
The car was driven by Racing driver Roman Rusinov on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal, which covers an area of roughly 31 square kilometers and is about 1.6 km deep. Good job then the ice was thick enough to withstand the weight of the mighty GT-R.