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Jaguar XKR-S Convertible on ice – video and pictures

Fri, 03 Feb 2012

The Jaguar XKR-S Convertible takes to a frozen lake in Finland

The Jaguar XKR-S Convertible is not the first car you think of for ice driving, but that’s just what Jaguar have been doing. Pictures and Video.

It must be something in the British psyche that makes us want to take the top down on a convertible, even in freezing condition. Bentley did it last year for their Ice Speed Record, and now we have Jaguar taking the XKR-S Convertible to play on ice.

Finland is rapidly becoming the winter playground for car PRs, and Jaguar has been out playing in Hämeenlinna in Finland on a frozen lake with their most powerful convertible – the XKR-S.

Unlike the Bentley last year, which at least has 4WD, a RWD, powerful convertible with 580 PS (has that gone up? Didn’t Jaguar tell us when the XKR-S launched that it had 550bhp?) isn’t the obvious choice for ice driving. But Jaguar seem to have that covered with a set of studded tyres and a woman at the wheel who knows what she’s doing – Jaguar test driver Minna Sillankorva.

Taking your new XKR-S Convertible out on a frozen lake may not be the first thing that spings to mind when you take delivery, but perhaps the video below will make you think again.

Or maybe Jaguar will emulate Bentley’s Ice Driving Experience trips so you can blat Jaguar’s cars round a frozen wilderness instead of you own.

(12 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)

By Cars UK