Performance Cars and Ice Don’t Mix Unless You Have a Subaru WRX STI; Subaru’s Ice Driving Experience Ramps Up the Fun
High-performance cars and ice usually don’t mix well. When the two meet, bad things can happen with people and their performance machines getting hurt. But Subaru’s performance WRX STI comes standard with all-wheel-drive, and STI owners can have more fun on ice than on dry land, if they have the right equipment. That would be winter tires and a little training. That’s where the Subaru on Ice Driving Experience comes in.
The Subaru on Ice Driving Experience is held in Japan on February 4-5, 2017 at Lake Megami in Kitagami Gunsukicho, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Subaru lets participants enjoy a fun day on the ice-covered lake with the Subaru WRX STI and they get instruction on how to drive on solid ice. They can learn how to accelerate, brake and make the cars perform on the icy conditions.
Subaru brings the STI and a full compliment of AWD vehicles
Subaru will bring a full compliment of their cars, and in addition to the 2017 Subaru WRX STI performance sedan, participants can drive the BRZ sports coupe, Forester SUV, Outback wagon, Crosstrek crossover, and Levorg sports tourer on the ice.
Participants can also bring their own vehicles on the ice if they meet certain criteria for safety. Cars have to run normal tires and not “spiked” for ice, and judged by the organizer, for any maintenance defects such as excessive remodeling, oil leaks, and their are noise restrictions.
For those who don’t want to drive the STI or other Subaru vehicles, a special “Taxi” ride can be enjoyed with a professional driver showing riders how the all-wheel-drive vehicles can perform on the solid ice. But actually driving the 2017 Subaru WRX STI on the frozen lake is about as high on the fun meter as you can go.
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