Following on from a hugely successful inaugural season, Porsche preparation expert Tuthill Porsche is delighted to announce that its Below Zero ice driving programme will return for a second season in 2014.
Below Zero operates close to Åre, Scandinavia’s largest and most popular winter sports resort, and offers a variety of full-specification, rally-ready Porsche 911s. The cars have been professionally prepared by Tuthill Porsche to withstand the world’s most rugged driving environments.
Through January to the end of March, customers were able to drive the 300-horsepower classic Porsche 911 rally cars to their heart’s content and with one-to-one tuition from world class rally driving professionals. Tuthill Porsche launched its ice driving packages in Norway back in 2005 and the Oxfordshire-based company has since become one of the leading ice driving experience providers in Europe. Below Zero’s instructors this year included Martin Rowe (former Production Car World Rally Champion), former British Rally Championship event winner Ryan Champion and Patrik Sandell (former Junior World Rally Champion and current driver in the Global Rallycross Championship).
Double world rally champion Carlos Sainz and GP3 driver Carlos Sainz Jr both spoke highly of the Below Zero ice driving programme after visiting in February. Another customer from London commented: “The whole team were superb and the focus on our enjoyment and us directing the day rather than being told what to do was a correct and refreshing approach. We had so much time behind the wheel, the cars were superb and prep was faultless. Would I do it again? Hell yes!”
Tuthill Porsche Managing Director Richard Tuthill added: “Tuthill have been running ice driving programmes since 2005, but this season we wanted exclusive use of our own lake and so moved to Sweden, which I am delighted to say turned out to be a huge success. The Below Zero lake and facilities are world-class and help provide our customers with an unforgettable experience. Driving a Porsche 911 on ice is an incredible opportunity that only a handful of people have had the chance to experience, but accompanied with beautiful surroundings, world class tuition, first-class accommodation and fine dining, we believe that the Below Zero programme is the best ice driving package on the market.”