Imagine having enough money to own the brand new Maserati MC20 supercar. Now imagine being even rich enough to buy a Maserati MC20 and bomb it around in the snow with reckless abandon.
Someone would have to be pretty rich to be in that position; Or, they could just have the coolest (no pun intended) job in the world by being a Maserati test driver.
Before coming to market a manufacturer tends to test a new model in various extreme weather conditions. The logic being if a car can still function as intended in extreme heat or extreme cold then chances are it will be pretty reliable in your everyday scenario.
Even supercars and hypercars go through this testing. It might seem like an odd choice since many would assume that someone who paid anywhere from six to five figures for a car likely wouldn’t drive it in a blizzard or the middle of a desert but hey stuff happens. Also, there are plenty of wealthy people in places like Dubai and Russia where weather can be on the extreme ends.
To make sure the new Maserati MC20 can handle a daily commute in an extra frosty neighborhood, Maserati sent the MC20 to Ghiacciodromo Livigno which is Italy’s most “notable” snow and ice race track.
While in the below zero temperatures, the MC20 had its climate control tested, was cold-start tested, battery tested, and had its “elastic components” (rubber, plastic, etc.) tested for low temperatures.
After that came the fun part. The handling and brake testing, in other words, absolutely hooning the Maserati MC20 around on the snowy, icy track. If that sounds like a good time that’s because it is. Despite never doing anything like this before we can still definitively say that driving a supercar in the snow is objectively fun. It’s just physics folks, there’s no other way to slice it.
While we won’t get to participate in anything like that anytime soon, luckily Maserati was thoughtful enough to film the whole thing. Check out the Maserati MC20 playing in the snow in the video below.
If you had the chance, what supercar or hypercar would you want to drift on a snowy race track? Let us know on Twitter at @MotorworldHype or in the comments.