Lake Baikal is not only the deepest and largest volume fresh water lake in the world, but also happens to be frozen from January to late May. That creates a great opportunity for some high speed ice driving, which translates to 183 mph in a 540 horsepower stock Nissan GT-R.

That's still slower than what an Audi can do in the right hands, but not bad at all from a factory spec machine. Nissan Russia of course was happy to provide the ride, since even though they own a 67.13-per-cent stake in AvtoVAZ in a joint venture with Renault, there was simply no Lada available for the job.

There's a bit too much slow motion and dramatic music in this video, but it's still beautiful. I mean Siberia, not the GT-R...

Hat tip to minardi!