Skoda Enyaq RS entered the Guinness Book of Records for the longest continuous ice drift
Skoda Auto is known to have set new records with its services, and the company set its first world record of the year with its first electric SUV, the Enyaq. The automaker recently went to Sweden to claim the record for the longest continuous drift on ice, and has done so with the top-of-the-line Skoda Enyaq RS.
The longest continuous time lapse on ice was established by Richard Meaden of Evo magazine, in which the driving journalist attempted a 7.35 km traverse over the frozen lake Stortjärnen. Guinness World Records takes 15 minutes 58 seconds to complete a circle with a diameter of 60 meters. Enyaq RS has drifted 39 times reaching a maximum speed of 48.67 km / h while the lowest speed is 31.64 km / h.
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Skoda says the Enyaq RS to set the new record is complete, except for the Michelin Däckpoffsen Nokian Hakkapelitta front and rear tires wrapped around the original 20-inch alloy wheels. Tires with studs provide better traction.
The Skoda Enyaq RS beat the previous record set by Wang Dongjang in China in a Subaru WRX, who completed a continuous drift on ice for 6.22 km. The automaker’s team spent a total of 18 hours drifting over five days in sub-zero temperatures to achieve the new record. The automaker says that Enyaq has technically registered two Guinness records to its name. One is “The longest continuous drift vehicle on ice” and “The longest continuous drift vehicle on ice (electric car)”.
First published date: February 1, 2023, 18:23 PM IST