Driving on ice is an exercise in precision and patience. Usually, you can't go as fast as you'd like, because your tires have a lot less grip. One wrong move in a turn, and you'll end up sliding into a snowbank. Neither of these things seemed to bother the driver of this BMW 2JZ-powered E30 M3, who broke the world record for fastest car on ice with a top speed of 215.5 mph.
This record-setting run happened at Speed Week 2019 in Årsunda, Sweden on a frozen lake. The car, built by Buldre Racing and driven by Vidar Jødahl, makes over 1300 horsepower. It's a handful on pavement, so we can only imagine how it must've felt on ice (even with spiked tires). From the cabin footage below, it's clear the car was never really pointed totally straight—Jødahl is making constant inputs to make sure the car stayed within the barriers.
The car's speed was measured over a flying kilometer, with a start speed of 204.5 mph, an average speed of 212.16 mph, and a final speed of 215.5 mph. It beat out cars like the Nissan GT-R and Audi RS6, as well as every other car at the event that weekend.
Getting an E30-generation 3-Series over 200 mph is impressive on any surface. Doing it on ice is an entirely different level of cool.
via Classic Heros