Frozen Record: Nissan GT-R Goes 183 MPH on Russian Lake

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Frozen Record: Nissan GT-R Goes 183 MPH on Russian Lake

By

Jason Udy

Motor Trend

April 8, 2013

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The Nissan GT-R has set a new Russian record as the fastest production car on ice with an average speed of 183.18 mph across Lake Baikal. Driven by Russian race driver Roman Rusinov and auto journalist Andrey Leontjev, the stock 2012 GT-R ran on stud-less Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires.

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After a standing start and acceleration for 2.17 miles, the GT-R’s speed was averaged over the next 0.62 miles before entering the braking zone. The record speed was verified by the Russian Automotive Federation (RAF) along with four judges from Yaroslavl, Omsk, Yekaterinburg and Moscow. Lake Baikal, located in southern Siberia, is claimed to be the world’s deepest lake.

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Check out the video of the Nissan GT-R’s record setting 183-mph run.

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