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A motorist with nerves of steel has broken a world record after driving at 206mph – on a frozen SEA. Gutsy Janne Laitinen drove an Audi RS6 saloon car with specially studded tyres on the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea, Finland. The Finnish rally driver had a 14 kilometre stretch of ice just 70cm thick to accelerate the 572bhp Audi up to top speed while maintaining control on the ultra-slippery surface. He reached a speed of 206.5mph – covering a staggering 92 metres per second. At this speed and under this pressure, the diameter of the car’s tyres expanded by 2mm. The speed beat the previous record of 205.48mph achieved by Bentley earlier this year. See swns story SWICE , 11 March 2011.

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