The battle between Italian supercar rivals Lamborghini and Ferrari rages on, but this time it’s being played out on frozen lakes instead of race tracks or dealer showrooms. Not to be outdone by Ferrari’s Winter Driving Experience, Lamborghini is reminding customers that it, too, offers the Lamborghini Winter Academy.

Here’s the difference between the two: Ferrari’s winter driving school allows you to play in the all-wheel-drive Ferrari FF only, while Lamborghini’s school (PDF link) now lets you master the Gallardo LP 560-4, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, and the new Lamborghini Aventador.

The two-day course is held on the Auronzo Ice Track in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. Participants get personalized instruction and roughly ten hours of seat time, split between the three Lamborghini models.

As you’d expect, it’s not for the faint of wallet, with tuition priced at €5,950 ($8,069, based on current exchange rates), excluding the cost of getting from the nearest airport to the venue.

On the other hand the price does include meals and two nights lodging at the Cristallo Palace Hotel & Spa, and you can bring a guest (who doesn’t get to drive) for only another $746.

If you can afford it, it sounds like the ultimate romantic getaway to us. After all, a Caribbean cruise and vacation at a five-star resort is so cliche, and Italy is beautiful in the winter.


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