Two years after setting the world record for the fastest speed achieved on ice and losing it to Bentley, Nokian Tyres gets it back again by doing 335.713 km/h (208.602 mph) in a specially-prepped Audi RS6. We don’t see this record bring smashed in a hurry.
The venue for this record-breaking run is where everybody goes to set ice speed records; a 12-kilometer (7.5 mile) track created on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia, Finland. The car was driven by Janne Laitinen, who holds multiple world records, and it was equipped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 studded tyre (255/35R20 97 T XL).
In order for the record to become fully Guinness legit, they had to run the test in both directions and take the average speed. The speed of Nokian Tyres’ own test vehicle reached close to 340 kilometers an hour (211.27 mph).
So it’s settled. Nokian makes the sickest winter tyres!