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ŠKODA ENYAQ RS iV sets two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles with 7.351 km Ice Drift


Chandigarh, (Aditi) – ŠKODA has set two official world ice drift records with the ENYAQ RS iV SUV, the brand’s second all-electric sporting model. The records for the ’Longest Continuous Vehicle Drift on Ice’ and the ‘Longest Continuous Vehicle Drift on Ice (electric car)’, have been verified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. They were set by motoring journalist Richard Meaden on a circular track measuring 188.496 m in circumference on the frozen Stortjärnen lake near Östersund, Sweden, on Thursday 19 January 2023.

The first record broken by ŠKODA on the Stortjärnen lake was for the Longest Continuous Vehicle Drift on Ice. Driving the recently launched ŠKODAENYAQ RS iV SUV, Richard Meaden set a new officially-verified record by holding the car in a controlled slide for more than 15 minutes and 7.351 km. Meaden’s drift beat the previous record of 6.231 km, set in China in 2022. In breaking the first record, Meaden and the ŠKODAENYAQ RS iV SUV set a second record for the ‘Longest Continuous Vehicle Drift on Ice (electric car)’.

The ENYAQ RS iV SUV held its own under demanding conditions and powered round the drift circle 39 times during the 15 minutes and 58 seconds of its record-breaking run. It achieved a top speed of 48.69 km/h and was travelling at 31.64 km/h at its slowest point.

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