Going full throttle on water
Driving across a lake - on the water
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.