Skoda Enyaq sets ice

drift records

Skoda Enyaq iV vRS, 2023, ice drift record, front
Skoda Enyaq iV vRS, 2023, ice drift record, side
Skoda Enyaq iV vRS, 2023, ice drift record, track

TWO new ice drift world records have been set by Skoda's new all-electric Enyaq iV crossover.

The records have been verified by Guinness World Records and took place on a frozen lake in Sweden.

The first record broken was for the Longest Continuous Vehicle Drift on Ice with the Enyaq achieving a 4.568 mile long slide which lasted for more than 15 minutes.

It beat the previous record set in China of 3.872 miles set in 2022.

In breaking the record, the Skoda also set a new record for the Longest Continuous Vehicle Drift on Ice in an electric car.

A total of 18 hours of drifting were put in across five days in sub-zero temperatures to achieve the perfect drift and despite the conditions, the Enyaq iV vRS SUV's performance was consistently strong.

The car powered round the drift circle 39 times during the 15 minutes and 58 seconds of its record-breaking run. During the record run, it also achieved a top speed of 30.25 mph and was travelling at 19.66 mph at its slowest point.

The setting of two newGuinness World Recordstitles returns Skoda and vRS nameplate to the record books.

In 2011, a Skoda Octavia vRS set a new Southern Californian Timing Association (SCTA) Land Speed Record for a 2.0-litre forced induction production car of 227.080 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA.

The Enyaq iV vRS SUV is the second all-electric Skoda to bear the vRS badge, offering 299ps and 0-62 mph in just 6.5 seconds.

Skoda says first deliveries of the Enyaq iV vRS SUV will be arriving in the UK from early summer 2023.

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