Watch This $2.5 Million Pagani Huayra BC Drift Beautifully on Ice - Maxim

Watch This $2.5 Million Pagani Huayra BC Drift Beautifully on Ice

Supercar cold weather testing goes sideways.
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Photo: Pagani Automobili

Photo: Pagani Automobili

Exotic $2.5 million supercars like the Pagani Huayra BC may live pampered lives idling curbside at The Standard in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, only heating up the pavement on open track days when owners can safely take them out to exercise. Drifting through snow is an atypical use for 789-horsepower mid-engine, two-seat rockets like this camouflaged cold weather-testing prototype.

Following their Arctic Circle excursion with the Huayra BC, Pagani posted an exuberant video celebrating the test on their Facebook page and hashtagged it #hypercaronice.

Photo: Pagani Automobili

Photo: Pagani Automobili

The tiny Italian hypercar maker partnered with German automotive electronics giant Bosch to test various safety and control systems on the car in Arjeplog, Sweden in conditions similar to our drive of new Bentleys on a frozen lake in Finland.

Photo: Pagani Automobili

Photo: Pagani Automobili

The test was a good workout for the car's Pirelli tires — but to check the function of its air conditioner, they might need to go somewhere else. Meanwhile we can admire the beauty and grace of the Huayra's icy control.

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