McLaren's ice driving school in Gstaad, Switzerland - image: McLaren
It’s also earned a reputation as a playground for the wealthy, making it an ideal location for McLaren to host an ice and snow driving school in the MP4-12C and its open-air sibling, the MP4-12C Spider.
To refresh your memory, both MP4-12C variants are mid-engine, rear-drive supercars boasting over 600 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque from their twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 engines. They also wear 305/30 R20 rear tires, making them less than the ideal choice for winter commuting, even when fitted with high-performance winter tires.
On the other hand, that setup makes them about optimal for wintertime fun on a frozen lake, and we’d gladly exchange our lift tickets for a day at McLaren’s ice driving school, regardless of where it’s held.
As these pictures (from McLaren’s Facebook page) clearly show, hooning an MP4-12C on snow and ice adds up to an E-ticket ride, likely to be remembered longer than even the most epic of downhill ski runs. We'd bet your chances of breaking a leg or spraining an ankle are significantly lower, too.