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Dancing on Ice

Lamborghini has launched an ice-driving school, to help drivers get to grips with the Gallardo range’s impressive capability on snow and ice. The inaugural 2008 European Winter Academy took place in January, at the Auronzo di Cadore, Cortina d’Ampezzo, in Italy.

Each day, 15 drivers received expert tuition from professional drivers before putting the Spyder, Coupe and Superleggera through their paces on icy road surfaces, while going through oversteering, understeering, emergency braking and pendulum exercises, followed by laps around the ice track.

Lamborghini is unique among supercar manufacturers in offering this facility, which was set up to demonstrate the Gallardo’s extraordinary adaptability even on snow-covered roads, and the strengths of Lamborghini’s permanent four-wheel drive.

Those who missed out on the first ice-driving course have another chance to experience these potent machines in true winter conditions at the next European Winter Academy, to be held at the Ghiacciodromo in Livigno, Italy, from March 7-9.

The daily course costs 2250 euros and each course is open to 12-15 participants. For more information or to book your place, see

Text: Charis Whitcombe
Photos: Lamborghini

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