Nissan GT-R Breaks Speed Ice Driving Record

Another reason to love the 540-hp Nissan GT-R

A 3.8-litire, V6 powered, 540-hp Nissan GT-R, without any modifications, sets a new national speed ice driving record of 183 mph / 294.8 kph across the froze Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia.

The speed record on ice was a joint project of Nissan in Russia and LAV Productions company, taking place at Small Sea Strait – part of the Baikal water area between western coast and Ol’khon isle. The Nissan GT-R 2012 model year used winter non-studded Bridgestone tires.

Broken into 3 parts, the length of the track included an acceleration portion at 3.5km; a timekeeping portion of 1km; and the breaking area with a 3.5km stretch. The driving attempts were fixed and evaluated by a specially-created committee of the Russian Automotive Federation, and also a group of four judges from Yaroslavl, Omsk, Yekaterinburg and Moscow.

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