26 November 2008 - 15:00
We'd love to tell you that we're showing you this photo of a Bentley Conti GT getting sideways on the Finnish ice because it illustrates some Important New Car News: a new lightweight front splitter, or some innovative tyres made from bin bags and bad thoughts, or something like that.
But we're not. We're showing it to you because it looks awesome. Big British super-coupes powersliding on frozen Arctic lakes is something we should see more of.
It's part of Bentley's 'Power on Ice' driving experience, where owners (or 'Sultans', as they're better known) get to learn the grip and handling capabilities of their Bentley… by hooning it around the frozen lakes of Finland. Which definitely beats looping round traffic cones in a dingy car park.
Actually, maybe there is some useful consumer advice here. If all of Australia is blanketed by snow this this winter, don't go thinking you need a super-safe 4x4 with hill descent control and a low ratio box.
No, what you need is a 400+kW rear-drive supercar and a heavy right foot. Glad to be of help.