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Don’t Play On The Ice. You’re Playing In A Bentley

on Ice,” Bentley’s seven-year-old gives owners a chance to the limits of their machines and themselves — on massive lakes.

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Some auto racing on ice “mechanical Maybe it is for the pros, but this had trouble just keeping his shoes on.

I’m at Chalet Peak ski resort in Finland, 40 south of the Arctic Circle and 20 west of the Russian border. The despite the low-angle sun of winter, is pleasant: 15 F. More often not this time of year, below zero here.

I flew New York to Helsinki, caught a private charter to Kuusamo Airport. I’m not to ski, as are other tourists, but to how to drive high-performance Bentleys in the then endure a bone-chilling run.


“Power on Ice,” seven-year-old program, gives a chance to test the limits of machines and themselves on massive lakes. The Continental Supersport, GT GT V8 and Flying Spur Speed all above 550 horsepower, are part of the fleet.

In full disclosure, I once 190 mph in a Continental Supersport Coupe. but was with a good tailwind on a airport runway in the Mojave The arctic is quite the polar no pun intended.

Many participants, places as diverse as Japan, Russia and England, have visited the polar regions, let driven here. That’s OK, lead instructor Juha a four-time World Rally and holder of the speed record for on ice: 205 mph. “In you must suspend your the famous Finn jokes, his eyes twinkling.

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This is a place of the surreal. off the plane, one is struck by the bizarre of the heavy, snow-laden trees. upon time of day and mood, can either represent grotesque, statues from the middle or wonderful Dickens characters a Christmas play.

After (lots of reindeer on the menu) and in the test cars, the surreal only intensify. To stay on the courses during a slide, you point the car in the opposite direction you would in an over-steer situation. means if the back end is sliding you steer in the direction of the center of the very counter-intuitive!

A glance at the car’s GPS is just as the blue location circle shows the car smack-dab in the middle of (um, a frozen lake Finally, there’s the speedometer. the tires slide and spin racing, the dashboard can read 60 mph in reality, you are only traveling 10

As there is nothing to hit on a frozen you quickly lose any fear you have on an asphalt track by guardrails. The biggest danger to the ego; i.e. if you spin off a snow bank, an oversized conspicuously arrives to dig you out.

the morning and afternoon sessions, we on circle, oval and road Gradually I got better, at one point able to drift-slide the entire course without losing of the car. I was starting to feel if only for a moment.

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