World Ice Speed Record - Fastest Car on Ice 321 km/h
MAT-Team cracks over 200mph...on ice!
The 1st of March 2007.
World ice speed record - Fastest Car on Ice.
Oulu, Finland -- A Bentley Continental GT, driven by four-times World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen, smashed the world ice speed record, reaching an average speed of 321.65km/h on frozen sea off the coast of Finland, track ploughed on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia next to the city of Oulu.
Juha turned the Continental GT around and drove the measured kilometre a second time to fulfil the judge's requirements, peaking at an incredible 331km/h (206mph).For safety reasons, a rollcage was fitted. Various aerodynamic tweaks were also made by Makela Auto Tuning.
MAT-Team's record-breaking achievement shows that the spirit of the famous Bentley Boys lives on and is still harnessed by drivers with sufficient skill and courage.
The World's fastest car on ice event
was organized by Kari Makela, Makela Auto Tuning,
Historic Sports and Racing car specialist.
Sponsored by Breitling www.breitling.com
Guinness World Records
More information www.mat.fi
Fastest 1929 Ford Model "A"
From here you find more information and restoration photos of this
magnificent automobile. This car might be the fastest and the most
expensive Ford Model"A" in the World. Restored By Makela Auto Tuning
Super car driver idiots [NO pics, only videos]
I got bored with all the "super car crashes"-videos here on YouTube that
only contained PICTURES, CRAPPY MUSIC or/and clips of pure racing cars on
official racing events.
This compilation DOES NOT include pure racing cars on official racing
events - only real life FAILures on the STREETS, made by people with more
money than driving skills...
(Though, even the best car drivers can crash too of course.)
Notice 1: The "Dodge Ram" may not be a super car, but still it's a SRT10
with the 8.3L Viper V10 which produces 510hp. Pretty super for a pick up,
don't you think? It has more power than several of the cars in this video.
The intention with this video was to show that skills doesn't come with
Notice 2: Tire is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada. Tyre is
preferred in most varieties of English outside North America. And I'm from
Sweden. So please think outside your box (country), you who claims "tyre"
is incorrect spelling.
► Bentley Supersports Ice Speed Record 2011 (205 mph)
Finland's four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen drove a Bentley
Continental Supersports convertible on the hazardous frozen waters of the
Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland, at a breathtaking 205.48 mph (330.695
km/h) to set a new world speed record on ice.
Kankkunen was in irresistible form with his all-wheel drive, 6-litre,
12-cylinder Continental Supersports convertible which, in line with the
Company's CO2 strategy, ran on biofuel. The world's fastest soft top
enabled Juha to shatter his own 2007 world ice speed record of 199.83 mph
(321.6 km/h) set in the Continental GT at the same location.
With the help of his own experienced team and Bentley engineers, Kankkunen
overcame the challenges of temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees, sudden
snow blizzards and potentially dangerous crosswinds on the 16.5km track on
a 70cm-thick layer of sea ice. The record attempt was driven on a 1000m
long measured distance with the speed certified by officials from the
Finland Traffic Police. His new world record was based on the average of
two runs in opposite directions with measured speeds ratified by a
representative of The Guinness Book of Records.
As with the previous record-breaking drive in the Continental GT the
Anglo-Finnish team used a car with minimum modification. A fully-welded,
heavy-duty safety roll-cage, along with Pirelli winter tyres (Pirelli
SottoZero II 275/40R20) and a rear bumper-mounted parachute provided
reassurance in case of an emergency. Front and rear spoilers provided
optimum high speed stability on the treacherous surface.
To highlight Bentley's environmental commitment to sustainable fuel
sources, Kankkunen's Supersports Convertible was fuelled with E85
bioethanol rather than petrol (gasoline). All models in the Continental
range are capable of running on petrol (gasoline), E85 bioethanol or any
combination of the two.
Formula 1 car on ice
Nick Heidfeld drives BMW Sauber F1 car on ice over frozen lake
tgv speed record at 574.8kmh - 357.16mph
(france 2 coverage-couverture france 2)
The french TGV (train à grande vitesse, High speed train) sets a new
conventional rail record, with a speed of 574.8 kmh. The record was
established on April 3,2007, surpassing the previous record of 1990
(515.3kmh). The train is a special tgv, named "V150" (for 150 met/sec, ca.
540kmh)with a souded-up engine (25,000hp, like two F1 starting grids), and
This is a test run, in order to make the train able to run at a 360+ kph in
Coverage of the final sequence is provided by a plane. The speedmeter show
a speed computed via GPS, explaining the difference (0.1kph) with the
Technology is based on research from all around the world: UK, with the
first railways, Japan, who created the first HSL, Italy who imported it in
Europe. France with the TGV, Germany with the ICE. This train being
actually an "hybrid" of French and German tech. Today China enters the big
game, perfecting tech from Germany. Argentina, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia
are currently planning several high speed line. The US might have a HSL in
the next decade.
And don't forget those machines runs on AC, thanks to the Serbian-American
Nikola Tesla. And finally, thanks to that Sumerian guy who invented the
wheel, thousands of years ago. Keep in mind that we all stand "on the
shoulder of giants". Whatever our nationality is, technology and science is
ultimately shared between us all.
Le TGV atteint la vitesse de 574.8 kmh, établissant un nouveau record du
monde de vitesse sur rail. Le record est établi le 3 avril 2007,
surpassant le précédent record de 1990 (515.3kmh). Le train est un tgv
spécial, avec des moteurs survitaminés (25,000 cv, l'équivalent de deux
grilles de départ de F1), des roues plus larges...
Anchorwomen: Françoise Laborde
Consultant: Clive Lamming
Reporters: Martin Gouesse (onboard), Alban Mikoczy
Fastest Car in the World
The fastest road legal car in the world, made in Wolverhampton, England. )
to 60 in under a second...
148mph on Ice?!
Buell motorcycles sent extreme rider Craig Jones to Lake Dellen in Sweden
to see how fast a motorbike could go on ice. With a small window of
opportunity and against the elements including extreme temperatures of
-10C, Jones took a specially customised Nitrous-injected Buell 1125R and set a world first
for the fastest bike on ice.
With extreme riding conditions comes the need for extreme equipment, and
the bike used for the attempt boasted some mammoth modifications. Complete
with Nitrous oxide injection providing
an estimated extra 50bhp, the white Buell 1125R reached top speed on a
1.1km run. The tyres were specially adapted with protruding spikes (20mm on
rear and 15mm on front) designed to increase grip on the perilous surface.
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1984 Ex works WRC rally car Toyota Celica Turbo Group B
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1984 Ex works WRC rally car Toyota Celica turbo Group B.
Ex drivers; Bjorn Waldegard and Mohammed Bin Suleyam.
The car was restored by Makela Auto Tuning in Finland.