Mercedes AMG Driving Academy: SNOW!- 05.18.11
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Ok, so i just spent a week with a 2011 MercedesAMG C63 in my garage (yes, the BRIGHT mars red one)… and i forgot how much i LOVE driving. Sadly just had Mercedes come pick it up a few minutes ago… So, that combined with being asked to share some of my travel dreams for these Amex Membership Rewards posts… i had to show you the Mercedes AMG Driving Academy Winter Sporting classes… in Arjeplog, just 80km from the Arctic circle! The pictures are just stunning ~ definitely dreaming about doing these some day ~ though i can’t decide how i’d ever pick between driving and photographing! See it all on the next page!
The Winter Sporting Advanced and Pro classes take places in beautiful Arjeplog, offering access to the stunning wildlife of Lapland and amenities of the AMG Lodge and you can even explore northern Sweden with a snowmobile tour between lessons. The location offers persistently cold winters with temperatures reaching as low as -40 degrees, creating 80cm thick ice to form special test tracks of frozen lakes and rivers.
Here are some stunning photos of the location and the courses themselves!
In addition to the stunning location and beautiful setting, the driving sounds incredible. In the Winter Sporting Advanced course, you’ll drive a range of AMG vehicles with ESC disabled to train quickly and successfully with top instructors. The next course isthe Winter Sporting Pro, which steps things up to the next level, with intensive telemetry and meticulous assessment, even offering an opportunity to drive the AMG Ice Taxis yourself, and again there’s plenty of non-driving fun, with activities like night-skiing on offer.
… got to love the tire details…