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Going full throttle on water

Driving across a lake - on the water

03/06/2014 13:13 | Comments: 


Our heavyweight champion, Balázs, or better known as Assur on the premises is the news writer of the mother site, Oh yes, he’s an automotive engineer too. They say there isn’t a data that has ever escaped his mind, all we know is that he can drop into any conversation about any car that was made after the war, and he’ll be able to add a ton of details you won’t ever be able to find in books. He has been thinking of selling his longserving Volvo for years, so he always has some used car adverts open on his computer, just in case. Has a wife and two (almost grown-up) children.

1600 PS drove the car across the 300 m lake. It's a new world record!

Iceland isn’t known for its built roads, but motorsport is still thriving in the country. Driving some of the world’s fastest off-roaders, local madmen have a habit of being up for any challenge and overcoming any obstacles, be it soft, muddy soil, rocky terrain or even deep waters.

The special paddled off-road tyres make the light and incredibly powerful off-roaders stay afloat in water, and even drive the car for a while basically treading water. At the races these cars are generally expected to stay afloat for some ten metres, which Gudbjørn Grimsson more than exceeded with his record-breaking 305 m stint. As he went flat out, the car even sped up on the water surface reaching an end speed of 87 km/h. His Formula Offroad buggy, taunted Jeep and made by Nelson Racing, is driven by a 7.4 litre, 1600 PS Ford engine. Grimson plans to break his own record next year, reaching a speed of 100 km/h.

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