Bentley Invites You to Drift the Bentayga at Bentley Power on Ice 2016

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It’s not every day that a carmaker invites you to drift an SUV. Sure, Porsche driving courses have included sideways moments ever since Zuffenhausen introduced them, but the offer was more on the discreet side. However, we can’t say the same about Bentley’s latest effort, with the Brits basically trying to pull us inside a Bentayga, with slip angle shenanigans being obvious.
What else can you expect from the carmaker’s “Power on Ice” program?

Then again, learning how to control the lavish behemoth deep within Finland means you can push the learning curve as high as possible - if you happen to make a mistake in such a remote location, none of your friends will see you.

Here’s how Crewe describes the experience: “Bentley returns to the snow-covered wilds of the far north of Finland this winter with its ‘Power on Ice’ driving experience taking place in January and February 2016.

Perhaps in a bid to compensate for the massive SUV, these gentlemen will also provide ice karting moments. And for winter sports aficionados, snowmobiles should be the weapons of choice.

Of course, the main attraction remains the one-on-one tuition, with two days of low grip hooning awaiting. Given the ease with which you can slide on ice, expect to gain plenty of skills at the event.

Those of you who are looking for something in between the kind of machines described above will get what they want, as the program also includes the manic Continental GT3-R. In fact, the entire Flying B line-up will be present.

So will Bentley allow you to try your hand at drifting in a Mulsanne, for instance? The answer is most likely a positive one.

P.S.: We’re not sure the Finish people end their nights with Veuve Clicquot bottles, but this is what you should expect from Bentley’s chilling experience.

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