Bentley will add the Flying Spur luxury sedan to the models that customers can drive at next year's Bentley Power On Ice experience, a four-day program that allows drivers to get to grips with the Bentley Continental GT and Flying Spur on a frozen lake in northern Finland.
For several years, Bentley has run the Power On Ice program to give well-heeled enthusiasts the opportunity to learn winter-driving techniques on snow and ice tracks at Finland's Ruka Peak resort, which is located less than 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Among the instructors is four-time World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen, who also helped set an ice-driving speed record in a Bentley Continental GTC.
The cars used include the Bentley Continental GT, with both models equipped with the 500-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine and the 567-hp, 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 engine available, as well as the newly-added Flying Spur, which has a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 rated for 616 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.
"There's going to be something special about driving a luxury car you'd expect to see in Monte Carlo or London across the snow and frozen lakes," driver Kankkunen said in a statement.
In addition to the driving instruction, participants at Bentley Power On Ice also enjoy a full winter vacation. The four-day package includes private jet travel from an international airport to the resort, food and drink for the duration of the program, accommodation in chalets featuring saunas and fireplaces, and even a nighttime ride in sleds pulled by huskies. Bentley has not publicly announced pricing. The program runs from February 6 through March 6, 2014. More information is available at Bentley's events website and the below video.