Maserati Levante set a world record for snowboarder towingFebruary 20, 2018
British athlete Jamie Barrow set a new world record for Guinness, becoming the fastest snowboarder in the world, which pulled the car behind him. The crossover Maserati Levante acted as a towing vehicle.
The record was set on a frozen lake in the Swiss commune of St. Moritz. When driving in one direction, the snowboarder accelerated to 151.57 km/h, and in the opposite direction – 147.72 km/h. Thus, representatives of the Guinness book recorded an average speed of 149.65 km/h – almost 50 km/h faster than the previous achievement (99.87 km/h).
Maserati Levante was equipped with special winter tires Pirelli Scorpion, each of which has 474 individual studs. The route was prepared by a ratrack to provide the athlete with the maximum level of slip.
Modification of the crossover, which participated in the record race, is not specified. Levante is equipped with a three-liter petrol twin-turbo V6, available in two levels of boost – 350 and 430 horsepower. In addition, in some markets Levante is offered with three-liter diesel engines with a capacity of 250 and 275 hp. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic ZF.
Plus, Maserati will soon bring to market a new top-GTS-modification Levante. This crossover will be equipped with a 3.8-liter unit with two turbines from the sedan Quattroporte GTS, on which this engine produces 530 hp and 710 Nm of torque.