Here’s something that shouldn’t surprise you: it’s not hard to exceed 100 mph in the Nissan GT-R. With 540 hp from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, and an electronically controlled all-wheel drive system, the car defines the word “fast.” Today’s feature flick has a GT-R hitting 183 mph, but Nissan made things more difficult by doing the entire test on ice.
The video was filmed at the Small Sea Strait, part of Russia’s Lake Baikal. Nissan prepped the car and then handed it off to the duo of Russian racing driver Roman Rusinov and Russian automotive journalist Andrey Leontjev. The test was supervised by the Russian Automotive Federation.
In the end, the GT-R (on unstudded Bridgestone winter tires, no less) hit 294.8 km/h, the equivalent of 183 mph and enough to clinch a national speed record for driving on ice. Watch the process by hitting play on the video below.