cars: February 2011 Archives

275x250.jpg Rally champion Juha Kankkunen has set a new world speed record on ice after driving at 205.48 mph on an sheet ice off the coast of Finland.

Kankkunen was behind the wheel of a 6-litre, 12-cylinder, Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible when he made the drive - which beat his own record of 199.83mph from 2007.

Despite temperatures of -30 degrees and snow blizzards along the perilous 70cm-thick layer of sea ice he was driving on, Kankkunen was happy to put his foot down and speed along the 16.5km track.

His record - measured over two runs - was certified by officials from the Finland Traffic Police… though hopefully they won't be issuing him with a ticket.

We've seen enough car crashes to know they're no laughing matter… usually.

But on this occasion we think it's okay, because a US driver has skidded off a snowy road and ended up parking vertically.

It all happened in New Hampshire where snowfall has been causing chaos for motorists and Interstate 93 in Salem was no exception.

While there were several accidents, the most interesting has to be
this one where a driver careered off the road and upended their car in the snow.

Despite the precarious-looking nature of the vertically parked car, police say no-one was injured… though many are still trying to work out exactly how this happened.





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