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The Skoda Enyaq iV RS SUV has set a new record for the after sustaining a 7.3km-long controlled slide on a circular track on a frozen lake in Sweden.

02 Feb 2023 | International News : Sweden

Skoda has both broken the previous record set for the Longest Continuous Vehicle Drift on Ice, as well as set a new record for the Longest Continuous Vehicle Drift on Ice (electric car).

The spectacular stunt was conducted on the frozen lake Stortjarnen, in Sweden, and accomplished by the Skoda Enyaq iV RS, with Richard Meaden behind the wheel. Together, the Enyaq was held in a controlled slide for a total of 7.35km, beating the previous record of 6.23km set in China in 2022. The slide was said to have been held for more than 15 minutes in total.

The new records were set with a Guinness World Records adjudicator present and international Drifting Judge David Kalas as a witness, and accomplished on Skoda's fourth day on location, after numerous practice runs performed to find the optimal tyre combination for the 40cm-deep ice surface.

In spite of the freezing conditions, the Enyaq iV RS proved more than capable for the task, powering itself around the drift circle a total of 39 times, wherein it reached a top speed of 48.7km.

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