The award-winning F-MAX breaks speed record on frozen Lake Baikal

Ford Trucks which drew worldwide attention with the F-MAX - winner of the 2019 “International Truck of the Year” (IToY) and “Truck of the Year” in Russia - blazed yet another trail at the speed festival held on frozen Lake Baikal in Russia.  The F-MAX became the first truck to participate in the “Days of Speed on the Ice of Lake Baikal” event, and in its segment broke the speed record on the frozen lake.

Building on more than half a century of experience and dynamic product development in the field of heavy trucks, Ford Trucks blazed yet another trail with the winner of the 2019 International Truck of the Year, the F-MAX.

Ford Trucks, participating in this year’s “Days of Speed on the Ice of Lake Baikal” broke the speed record with the Ford Trucks F-MAX driven by Russian former  Rally Champion Ilona Nakutis.

The F-MAX blazed a trail in the heavy commercial vehicles segment by reaching a top speed of 134 km/h on the frozen lake. Performing a brake test at a speed of 80 km/h on the ice, F-MAX managed to reach a braking distance of 169.45 meters.

"The Ford Trucks F-MAX not only attempted a new speed record, but also showed results that significantly exceeded our expectations," said Andrey Leontyev, the event's organizer and 18-time Russian motorsport champion. “We want to continue our collaboration, hoping that this unique experience will be beneficial for Ford Trucks," he added.

To watch footage of Ford Trucks’ heavy commercial vehicle F-MAX's speed record on the frozen lake, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo2nıvnt3ic.

The “Days of Speed on the Ice of Lake Baikal” is an annual event that has been run by the FIA (International Automobile Federation) and RAF (Russian Automobile Federation). With a maximum depth of 1,642 meters, Lake Baikal which is in Siberia, Russia, is the deepest lake in the world.

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