Luxury Vehicles on Winter Roads
Driving in the Canadian winter can be an overwhelming experience for even the most well-adapted drivers. Ice, sleet, and snow present a number of challenges that can contribute to motor vehicle accidents. The risk of losing control and causing an accident can be even more concerning when driving an expensive luxury vehicle. Fortunately, there are a number of vehicles on the market that are designed to make driving in the snow safer and more convenient.
The Importance of All-Wheel Drive
Vehicles restricted to rear-wheel drive have difficulty moving through snow. Not only is it difficult for the vehicle to gain traction (especially when the engine is mounted in the front), but it is also difficult to control your vehicle on icy roads. Because of this, four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are must-have features for winter driving. When renting a luxury vehicle, you want to trust that you can drive it safely. With that in mind, here are a selection of all-wheel drive luxury cars to consider for your next winter road trip:
Audi R8 Spyder
Designed with permanent all-wheel drive, the Audi R8 handles well on wet roads and slick, snow-covered highways. Built with a powerful mid-mount engine ranging from 430-550 horsepower, this luxury two-door coupe is surprisingly rugged considering its sleek aesthetic. From road trips through the snowy hills of Caledon to the icy streets of Toronto, the Audi R8 Spyder offers the driver significant power and control.
Lamborghini has mastered the art of designing luxury vehicles with the horsepower and handling necessary for winter driving. The Gallardo is built for superior weight distribution, with a mid-mounted engine and four-wheel drive capability. The 520 horsepower engine is more than enough to trudge your way through snow-covered roads, if the weather happens to turn during your road trip.
The second Lamborghini on the list, the Huracan, also features optional four-wheel drive and a mid-mounted engine for exceptional handling and weight distribution. The powerful engine boasts a whopping 610 horsepower maximum, while the “Lamborghini Dynamic Steering” system provides enhanced control to standard power steering. For icy highways and snow-covered roads off the beaten path, the Huracan will let you enjoy your winter road trip with the luxury and comfort you deserve.
Featuring a rear-mounted electric motor — in addition to the dual front motors — the Acura NSX offers exceptional weight distribution, making it easier to control on icy roads and when in a skid. Its four-wheel drive capability and double wishbone suspension make cruising through snow-covered highways easy and comfortable. Perfect for winter road trips, the Acura NSX is a great rental for cruising the snowy highway in comfort and style.
At GTA Exotics, we offer a selection of luxury supercars capable of handling Ontario’s tough winter roads. For more information about our exotic car rentals, or to inquire about booking a luxury car experience, call us at 905-815-1300 or visit our website here.