Today marks day one of the long-running Rally Sweden WRC event. It's round two of the 2017 World Championship following the icy Monte Carlo Rally, and as you can see, the cold is still very much a factor. But this time around, there's a lot more flying involved.
Rally Sweden is best known for its Scandinavian forest setting, snow-covered stages, and huge monster jumps. Drivers often take the spectator-lined ramps at triple-digit speeds, trusting pace notes to keep them from wrapping their cars around the nearest tree or cabin.
Youtube channel captured some of the action from the first eight stages of the event on Friday, and there's no shortage of cars leaving the ground. Despite the slippery conditions and limited visibility, the rally hatches fly several car lengths through the air with nonchalant ease. And thanks to that long travel suspension and studded tires, landing isn't too much of a hassle either. Watch for yourself as these rally cars take flight.