McLaren: Dashing Through the Snow
The McLaren 570S coupe features a 3.8-liter, mid-engine V8 and carbon fiber chassis construction. The engine produces 562 hp. The car weighs just 2,895 pounds. The rear-drive car goes from 0 to 62 in 3.2 seconds. The top speed is 204 mph.
The starting price for the car is $184,900.
So let’s say that you bought a McLaren 570S. Let’s say that you lived someplace where there are seasons. Seasons that include snow. And ice.
So during the winter would you:
- Leave the car in the garage
- Leave the car in the garage covered with a cashmere cover
- Leave the car in the garage with a cashmere cover and a Dyson heater
- Take the car out and use the accelerator like there is no tomorrow
Chances are, it is one of the first three.
That said, from January 15 to February 3, 2017, in Ivalo, Finland, the “Pure McLaren Arctic Experience” will take place.
Participants will have the opportunity to use the Test World winter testing facility where they will “experience the multi-award winning McLaren 570S Coupe tackling a variety of track configurations, encompassing both ice and snow surfaces.”
Yes, there are driving coaches on hand.
But let’s face it: this is not about learning how to handle a 562-hp car in the snow and ice as much as it is having a whole lot of sliding and slipping fun.
Prices start at £12,500—which, pre-Brexit, was a lot more expensive for non-Brits than it is now.
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