Aston Martin on ice

Drifting on the snowy expanse in New Zealand is a cool way to appreciate the British sports car

The Aston Martin DB11 Volante has 503bhp and 675Nm of twisting force on tap.
The Aston Martin DB11 Volante has 503bhp and 675Nm of twisting force on tap.PHOTO: ASTON MARTIN

It is not often that you get to unleash 500 horses on powdery snow, so when an invitation to do just that arises, you do not think twice.

The host is Aston Martin and the venue is New Zealand's Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2018, with the headline 'Aston Martin on ice'. Subscribe