Hot Rod

Sun Apr 07 2013 03:36:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Nissan GT-R goes 183 mph on ice in Russia. When a pair of Russian pilots wanted to set a local ice-speed record, they chose a stock Nissan GT-R for the task. Roman Rusinov, a Russian race car driver, and Andrey Leontjev, a Russian auto journalist, took Godzilla to Lake Baikal and ran it up to 294.8 kilometers per hour (182.8 miles per hour) across frozen stuff estimated to be 1.4 meters thick.

While the worldwide record of 205.48 mph was set by Juha Kankkunen in a Bentley Supersports Convertible, the mark achieved by Rusinov and Leontjev establishes a new Russian record. Well done, boys.

Sean Anthony

Mon Apr 08 2013 18:28:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If you're gonna be driving almost 200 mph on ice, the GT-R is definitely the right choice. I've heard those things practically drive themselves