McLaren announces Arctic snow and ice driving experience

If you’ve ever wondered what 425kW through the rear wheels of a supercar feels like, you’ve now got the opportunity to find out thanks to the Pure McLaren Arctic experience.

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One of the most desirable drive experiences is set 320km within the Arctic Circle, in the Saariselkä area of Finland, at the massive Test World facility where a number of manufacturers come and test the cold-weather ability of their prototypes.

The test facility covers 100km of frozen lakes, roads and trails through the hills where participants will attempt to pilot a McLaren 570S across snow and sheet-ice tracks. The 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing 425kW/600Nm should make everything a little more interesting.

McLaren says a team of instructors will be on hand to guide you through the tailored program, which starts with the basics, building up toward full-blown tail-out lunacy.

Included in the US$15,200 package is three nights of accommodation at the Jávri lodge, two driving days with a minimum of three and a half hours of drive time per day, snowmobile and husky expedition, demo laps from a McLaren driver, meals and transfers.

The Arctic experience is also open to non-McLaren owners, so contact McLaren if you’ve got fifteen grand burning a hole in your pocket and have developed a sudden urge to visit Finland.

The program will run between January 7-February 14 next year, with groups of up to 14 people. Head over to the Pure McLaren website for more details.

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