Nokian Tyres is now fastest on ice both with an electric car and with a petrol-powered car! The new world record with E-RA (Electric RaceAbout) was set at 252.09 km/h on 17th of March 2012 on the ice of Lake Ukonjärvi in Inari, Finland. Petrol-powered ice driving record was already achieved by Nokian Tyres in March 2011.
Driver: Janne Laitinen, professional test driver for Nokian Tyres plc
Tyres: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 (225/40R18)
Car: Electric RaceAbout, E-RA, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Measured average speed: 252.09 km/h (156.64 mph)
Measured peak speed: 260.06 km/h (161.59 mph)
More information about how the record test was carried out, the E-RA sports car and the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 studded tyres that provided the relentless grip and stable handling for this extreme speed can be found from Nokian Tyres’ website.
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