Nokian Tyres Fastest on Ice: New Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 sets New World Record 335.713 km/h!
Same place, car and driver as before but new Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8. Nokian Tyres' own
"Iceman", test driver Janne Laitinen drove at a speed of 335.713 kilometres per hour (208.602 mph) on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia in freezing winter weather.
Grip and speed like never before were ensured by the new spearhead product for the world's leading manufacturer of winter tyres -- the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 studded tyre (255/35R20 97 T XL).
The car driven in this exceptional test was an Audi RS6. The new world record was achieved on 9 March near the city of Oulu in Finland, on an 12-kilometre (7.5 mile) track created on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia.
- Relentless testing at the extreme limits always works to serve the interests of the consumer. We wanted to set an extremely tough challenge for the new Hakkapeliitta 8. At extreme speeds, the forces focused on the tyres are enormous, as the car travels over 93 metres per second and the studs hit the ice 43 times. As the air resistance increases, we need even more grip to accelerate the car. In addition to grip, handling and stability are also essential, says Matti Morri, Technical Customer Service Manager for Nokian Tyres.
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