Lamborghini Snow Driving

Huracan Winter AccademiaSo what could be better than a day blasting around in a new Lamborghini with a bit of expert tuition? Well, how about a day blasting around in a new Lamborghini in the snow? Lamborghini have just announced it’s first every US based winter driving school – the 2015 Winter Accademia at Aspen/Snowmass will provide driving enthusiasts and brand aficionados an opportunity to push exclusive Lamborghini cars and themselves to the limit.

Aventador Winter Accademia

For those who crave the opportunity (and have the $6k to fund this very fine weekend), the Lamborghini Winter Accademia program, which takes place February 5-7 and 6-8, 2015 in Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, will allow enthusiasts to experience the all-wheel-drive supremacy of the Aventador LP 700-4 as well as the Huracán LP 610-4 on ice and snow.

How Not to Drift

I realize that it’s ridiculously tempting in the cold weather we’re currently having in the US to give your rear wheel car a little drift here and there as you drive from one place to the next. However, please make sure that your attempts, speed, skill and space are all somewhat in allignment, otherwise you may end up like this gentleman in the video. And what a waste to such a pretty looking car….

McLaren 12C Spider in my neck of the woods

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of hanging out around the ski resorts in Colorado, you might have had the pleasure (or terror) of driving Loveland Pass. There’s actually two ski “resorts” on either side, A-Basin and Loveland, both popular with locals for the decent skiing, a season that typically starts early and finishes late, and the fact that they’re a decent bit cheaper than the Brecke’s and Vail’s of this world.

Anyway, I digress. The road can be a little sketchy in winter – plenty of snow most of the time, a lot of trucks, and people who don’t know what they’re doing. I’ve actually been skiing at Loveland when I saw a Jeep come over the edge and tumble down three of four rolls before gently coming to a stop about 30 feet above the snowboarders getting off the lift. Kinda scary. But when you’ve got Pike Peak champion Rhys Millen at the wheel, I guess it’s not too much of a problem, even when you’ve got two driven wheels and lots and lots of horsepower and torque to contend with. Actually looks like a lot of fun.

As another aside, I highly recommend (if you can board and don’t mind doing a little back country) snowboarding down Loveland Pass under a full moon on a clear night. Did it once the year after I moved here, and it was nothing but spectacular and amazing.

Audi R8 Carbon Fibre

There is nothing I do not love about this car. Looks like the perfect Colorado car to me 😎 (via)

In other news, apologies for the lack of posts. The starting of a new company, combined with lots of work related travel have meant little spare time. Seeing a little light at the end of the tunnel, so if it isn’t a train coming towards me, I may be posting a little more frequently in the upcoming weeks.