While most supercar owners would never dream of driving their prized possessions through extreme, potentially damaging weather conditions, manufacturers log tens of thousands of miles in the cold and extreme heat.
Aston Martin is one of dozens of manufacturers to take its test cars to the Scandinavian tundra onto purpose-built frozen test tracks to make sure its cars can perform, no matter the forecast. In this video by , chief engineer Matt Becker explains these harsh conditions are perfect for highlighting weak points in the car's design, this way they can be corrected before they reach production.
Cold-weather driving isn't the only kind of high-stress testing Aston does, either. The company also sends cars to Arizona for warm-weather drives, covering the opposite end of the spectrum.
Carfection host Henry Catchpole was also fortunate enough to get a few frozen laps behind the wheel of a new Vantage during his visit, finding it incredibly well balanced. Watch for yourself to learn the ins and outs of cold-weather testing.