A factory-standard Nissan GT-R has achieved a top speed of 294.8 km/h on the frozen Lake Baikal, taking the production car speed record on natural ice in Russia.
Located in the south of the Siberian region, Lake Baikal is the world’s deepest and most voluminous freshwater lake, with a surface area of over 31,700 square km. It is frozen between the months of January and May.
Two years ago, Finnish four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen broke the world speed record on ice in a lightly-modified Bentley Continental Supersports convertible. He and the car achieved 330.695 km/h on the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea.