To do this, the production car was seriously modified.
On March 7, the Baikal Mile 2023 festival starts on the ice of Lake Baikal. To participate in the event, GAZ built a racing version of the Valdai Next truck. On it, the GAZ Raid Sport factory team will try to break the speed record, passing the very same “Baikal mile” — 1642 meters on ice — the fastest in its class.
Of course, the car is seriously prepared. He has a 4-cylinder YaMZ-534 turbodiesel with a capacity of 310 hp. with a 5-speed gearbox (a civilian car has a 130-horsepower 2.8-liter Cummins diesel engine and a 6-speed transmission).
Also, the car is supplemented with other bridges, full disc brakes and a superstructure instead of a body. The rear wheels from gable steel single-sided.
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