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Sébastien Loeb at Pikes Peak with a Peugeot 208

Sebastien Loeb will participate in the upcoming Pikes Peak, which takes place June 30, driving a Peugeot 208 prototype, which is currently being prepared in Peugeot Sport. The current record is held by the ramp of Rhys Millen, 9m46.164s, recorded last year, but if the project goes well, it is very likely that the French reach another record to his personal account, leaving how far down can the 9m46.164s.

Audi RS6 sets new ice-speed record

Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres equipped a previous generation Audi RS6 with a set of studded winter tyres - measuring a whopping 20in in size - and stormed a really big and really cold bit of lake in Finland's Gulf of Bothnia. It's really ruddy cold up there.

Nokian's Audi RS6 - itself packing 572bhp and four-wheel-drive and a little bit of sheer terror - made two passes of the 7.5-mile untreated ice surface within the hour at "extreme speeds"; when travelling in this spirited manner, the RS6 was doing over 93 metres per second, with the studs on the tyres ploughing the ice 43 times per second.

Driver Janne Laitinen managed to hit 208.602mph (335.7km/h), which smashes his previous top speed, by 2.6mph. At one point during the run, Nokian's very own ‘Iceman' hit 211mph. Probably best not to remind him to keep the tyres warm though, as we suspect he knows what he's doing.

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