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Bentley to hold 'Power on Ice' driving experience

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Finland is known throughout the motorsports world for its production of some of the all-time greats to ever step behind a wheel, but also for its treacherous and enticing roads. Bentley will be capitalizing on both factors in February and March 2009, when it begins its 'Power on Ice' driving experience, which puts drivers on a frozen Finnish lake with 560-610hp (418-455kW) Continentals.

That much power in a rear-drive car is sure to make for some powersliding excitement, and Bentley hopes students of the school wil come away with a new appreciation for the cars. With temperatures commonly dipping to -30 degrees Celsius in the region during winter - the site is just 60km from the Arctic Circle - it will also be an adventure simply being there.

While at the event, Bentley will do its best to civilize the wilderness, presenting specially-designed accommodation in a small town called Ruka. A small boutique hotel and a number of chalet will house the participants, allowing guests the full first-class treatment.

The Power on Ice events will be limited to three-day trips for 'small, tightly-knit' groups only, and dates for the program will run from February 16-March 10, 2009. Pricing runs between €7,590 and €8,990 depending on accommodations and options.

Bentley has been conducting the Power on Ice program since 2006.
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  1. Lets take 5000lb car and teach first timers controlled slides.

    Ridiculous . . .
     
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  2. But I still would love to try it...
     
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  3. Ivan how is it ridiculous? Unless ofcourse its on a public lake full school children who are out skating at the same time Mr. First timer is out in his Bentley.

    I take it then your one of those highly intelligent folks who drives a supercar at full tilt on public roads with zero professional training what so ever!

    Not sure if you've ever attended one of these events but I can tell you from personal experience its not what you think it is. First of all there are plenty of professionals around to help baby sit the children that show up at such events, secondly any switch that disables any driver aids is also disabled and finally the proverbial leash they place you on is pretty short.
     
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  4. Continental? Rear Wheel Drive? You sure about that? You sure it isn't AWD/4WD
     
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