If you imagine a drift car, it is more often than not a Japanese, wildly stickered two-seater with front wheels that swing so far that it all looks a bit unnatural. That an electric family SUV is less suitable for this, we already experienced ourselves when we got used to the weight of the Mustang Mach-E on ice. However, with a little practice it is possible, and they have also noticed that at Skoda.
Better than a Subaru WRX
The Czechs sent British motoring journalist Richard Meaden to Sweden to drive around in the new Skoda Enyaq RS iV. However, those were not just laps, because they were driven on a frozen lake near Östersund. The goal was therefore to complete as many of those laps as possible sliding sideways over the ice, and preferably for as long as possible in one piece. In the end, Meaden lasted an uninterrupted 15 minutes and 58 seconds, good for 39 laps around the 188.5 meter long circuit. With that, the Enyaq RS iV drifted over a distance of no less than 7,351 kilometers in one piece.
If you take a look at the Guinness World Records database, you will notice that Skoda is taking off with a world record. Previously, the longest drift on ice was in the name of the Chinese Wang Dongjiang, who managed to slide 6,231 kilometers in a Subaru WRX. This adds the Enyaq RS iV to the list of electric record holders, which also includes, for example, the Pininfarina Battista as the fastest accelerating car in the world and the Drako Dragon as the most powerful production SUV in the world. So something tells us that at Skoda they mainly hope that neither of those two will soon hit the ice…