Skoda Enyaq EV hits two Guinness World Records
Skoda has slipped into the record books once again with his latest promotional performance to promote his recently revealed product. Enyaq RS IV Electric SUV.
On January 19, 2023, automotive journalist Richard Meaden photographed a Skoda Enyaq RS iV and drift continuously to break the Guinness World Record 7,351 km.
It beat the previous record set in China in 2022 by more than 1.1 km.
This record-breaking feat was performed on a circular track with a circumference of 188,496 meters on the frozen lake Stortjärgen near Östersund, Sweden.
The Enyaq RS iV has set a new Guinness World Record title for “longest continuous drift car on ice”, as well as “longest continuous drift vehicle on ice (electric car)”.
Guinness World Records arbitrator and international drift judge David Kalas witnessed the drift and the results have now been officially verified.
A total of 18 hours of drift took place over five full days at sub-zero temperatures.
Skoda set the record on day four at the venue after a number of actual runs with different tire combinations.
The record-breaking combination is 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Däckproffsen 245/35 R240 ‘event tyres’ at the front with 600 5mm studs and 255/45 R20 Nokian Hakkapelitta tires at the rear with 300 2 studs. mm.
The Enyaq RS iV took 15 minutes and 58 seconds to complete the record-breaking drift, as it circled the circle 39 times.
These two latest Guinness World Records have brought the Skoda RS nameplate back to the limelight, as in 2011 Mr. Meaden won a Octavia RS and achieved the Southern California Time Association (SCTA) land speed record for a 2.0-liter forced induction production automobile of 365.45 km/h.
The Skoda Enyaq RS iV is the brand’s second all-electric RS-branded vehicle and follows a sleeker look. Enyaq Coupé RS iV.
It is based on the modular MEB architecture of the Volkswagen Group and is powered by a dual-motor four-wheel drive system produce the total system output of 220kW power and 460Nm of torque.
Skoda claims it can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and to put it bluntly you will hit 180 km/h.
This is mated with a 82kWh . battery pack with the claimed scope of over 500km according to an undisclosed test standard.
Thanks in part to a lowered chassis (15 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear), the Enyaq RS iV has a drag coefficient of 0.265, compared to 0.248 for the SUV coupe version.
Skoda confirmed in March 2022 that it plans to bring the Enyaq iV SUV coupe and SUV line to Australia, but production shortages mean it won’t be available. ready to start taking orders until the second half of 2023.
Based on the current timeline, deliveries probably won’t begin until 2024.
It is not yet clear if Skoda plans to bring high-performance RS variants.
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