This should be a bucket-list item for every single automotive nut in the world.
Snow is the enemy of most car enthusiasts, and we're sure most of our Canadian readers can understand why. For starters, snow only exists when it’s cold, and nobody likes being cold, right? Machinery isn’t always compatible with cold either – especially 50 year-old Italian supercars like the Lamborghini Miura we see in this video. Can you just imagine what that gated gearbox would be like to operate in below-freezing temperatures? Never mind the seemingly endless struggle to maintain traction, which is always an issue even with the very best winter tires mounted up.
And yet, this video is oh-so satisfying to watch. The story goes that the former Shah of Iran loved thrashing his Miura, and would outfit it with snow tires to keep the party going all year (yes, Iran does get surprising amounts of snow.) Paying homage to both the man and machine, the folks at Kidston put together a short film that doesn’t disappoint in the least.
Here’s the thing about driving high-performance cars in the snow that tough to understand until you do it. Once you get past that initial fear of having significantly less available grip, few things in life offer such giddy fun as slow-motion, opposite-lock car control in a snow-bound environment. It’s a learning curve for sure, but anyone who loves driving their rear-wheel drive toy in the summer would really love it in the winter.
Just watch this video to see what we mean. Listening to the Lamborghini's V12 being throttled through endless controlled drifts; watching it delicately dancing through the snow. It’s almost enough to make us want a few more weeks of winter. Almost.
Still, if a surprise spring snowstorm were to befall the Motor1 office, we wouldn’t be entirely unhappy.