AMG cars, Lappi tires with 2mm spikes, IWC leslie adornments and ice. Exceptionally thick ice. The ideal elements for the AMG Winter Sporting Experience.

Some weeks prior we got a welcome from to go along with them on an occasion in the Northern Part of Sweden. Last time we went to Sweden we’ve been cruising dashing yachts. We return again for some high paced activity, however it will be on frozen water this time. This piece of Sweden offers proving grounds for different vehicle makers and it is the home of the AMG Driving Academy. Doing some schoolwork we understood this would not simply be your normal press occasion. Temperatures of around – 16 degrees Celsius during the day were not out of the ordinary. So here is the thing that occurred at the AMG Winter Sporting Experience.

Mercedes AMG A45 before the AMG Lodge

AMG Winter Sporting Experience with IWC

From the air terminal we head out further up North to a little town called Arjeplog. Which is found generally 100km’s below the icy circle. From the AMG Lodge, situated on a mountain, we have an astonishing perspective over the colder time of year scene and different frozen lakes as of now. Sometime thereafter we are acquainted with the AMG group and informed about what’s in store the coming days. We will be driving, or better said floating, different AMG vehicles over various tracks. To have the option to do this the vehicles are fitted with extraordinary Lappi tires with 2mm spikes. The actual ice is about 50~70cm thick, which is sufficient to hold the heaviness of an aircraft. We finish the primary day outside where a few of us face the cruel virus winter climate to observe the Northern Lights. From the start it’s not obviously noticeable but rather after 12 PM it plainly shows as a breathtaking light show.

Nothern Lights and the AMG Lodge in Arjeplog

Getting Stuck

The next morning we head off to the carport where all the vehicles are left and kept up (which is essential as we adapted rapidly) throughout the colder time of year season. We start our experience in the Mercedes AMG C63s. After a short drive we wind up on the lake and on the main track. All tracks have various formats and shift in trouble and width. Some are truly restricted, taking into account little slip-ups. Time for us to become accustomed to having 510 BHP onder your correct foot on ice. Having ESP on the vehicle is very simple to drive however the great starts when our teacher berates us to switch it. All pull goes directly to the rear wheels now. Cornering and utilizing the choke must be finished with a touch of care or you end up stuck on the snow banks or, on the off chance that you are fortunate, you experience and discover your way back on the track. Stalling out happened to us all. At the point when you begin stretching the boundaries you will discover them eventually. In the event that you were fortunate the vehicle could be pushed in the groove again with the assistance of your partners. For those less lucky minutes you would need to call one of the AMG G-Wagons to haul you out. This would bring about having your pass punched and losing a point.

G-Wagon to the rescue!

First one to stall out on a snow bank

Clemens in the driver’s seat of the AMG A4

AMG A45 and CLS63S

In the evening we change to the AMG A45 4-matic which has lasting four-wheel drive. Distinctive dealing with and it requires some investment to become acclimated to it. Where the back tire driven AMG expects you to get off the choke to get it back leveled out, the A45 requests more choke to keep it on target. Sort of something contrary to what you hope to do. Something we become acclimated to after certain laps and we wind up accelerating around the track. We end the day in the CLS 63S Coupé. With 585 BHP this is the most impressive ride during this event.

IWC Pilot Mark XVIII on the wrist

The compulsory gathering wristshot!

AMG CLS 63 S in action

End of day 1

AMG Competition – I am really taking part

During day 2 of the AMG Winter Sporting Experience we proceed with our preparation program with the assistance of our group chief . With little changes he causes us improving command over the vehicles. In the early evening we participate in the AMG Competition to show what we have realized up until now. On an assembly like stage we need to float a 8-shape and get focuses for connecting turns while floating. From that we do a fast slalom followed by a frosty track. Toward the end there is a huge circle and after the leave we need to come to a complete stop between sets of cones. With a couple of training runs we feel the adrenaline surging during the coordinated runs. A remarkable encounter and a great deal of fun!

AMG Competition stage layout.

Drifting around cones, interfacing transforms into a figure 8.

With a cloudy sky and frigid conditions it is difficult to consider the to be at certain minutes as everything out there is turning completely white. As this happens the track likewise gets more tricky continuously. So when we finish the day dashing the Mercedes AMG GT S I get my first accident point. Coming out of a corner too quick the vehicle twists and hits the snowbank where it stalls out. So we need to call the G-Wagon to the rescue!

Ceramic IWC Ingenieur AMG Edition

Not the view you need to have. Partners attempting to push you back on track.

First crash point (cut) in the pocket. Stopped the AMG GT S in a snow bank.

Pro race driver and our group chief Markus Lungstrass giving tips.

Drifting on Ice

On the last track day of the AMG Winter Sporting Experience we put all that we’ve learned into the laps. Insane to see yourself interfacing corners while floating sideways. A remarkable encounter and sincerely saying couldn’t ever have thought having the option to do this in a particularly brief period. We’ve adapted such a great amount on vehicle dealing with and control in outrageous condition. Stretching the boundaries feels comfortabel in these protected conditions, where stalling out in the snow is the most terrible that can happen.

Trying to forestall getting an accident point by uncovering the AMG.

Drifting through a corner.

Finishing 1st!

During a brief break the victors of the AMG Competition in each gathering are reported. Shockingly we figured out how to be among the four quickest drivers and will compete in the ‘race of champions’.  The littlest circle molded circuit has been changed into an inward and external track which crosses toward the beginning/finish. One group races the inward circle first and laps the external track until the end goal and the other way around. Subsequent to getting two full practice runs it’s the ideal opportunity for the last races. We as a whole had the opportunity to race twice to decide our last situation from fourth to first place. While feeling the pressing factor of the competition, everybody was watching the race, and the adrenaline hurrying we figured out how to monitor the vehicle and completed the race in first place!

Race of Champions

Award Ceremony

Later that evening before cafe we got the opportunity to join our group skippers for a ride in the ‘Ice Taxi’. A significant entertaining portrayal for something that is really a race spec AMG complete with move bar. Safely lashed into the seats we had the chance to encounter how expert race drivers drive on ice. Insane no doubt. Corners are set in, meters before they really start and the speed is crazy. After this ride we appreciate burger joint and soon thereafter the honor function happens where we gladly get the primary spot award.

Markus Lungstrass (L), myself and Clemens von Walzel (R)

#IWCAMGOMG

Getting back into your own vehicle is a remarkable mishap subsequent to dashing these ground-breaking AMGs for quite a long time in succession. Notwithstanding, the AMG Winter Sporting Experience was an astounding occasion and we have adapted very a few things on vehicle taking care of and driving in outrageous conditions. We had a stunning time and might want to express gratitude toward IWC Schaffhausen and for this extraordinary chance and truly epic experience. The hashtag for this occasion couldn’t have been more right on the money, without a doubt it combined everything saying #IWCAMGOMG!