Anyone taken their Stelvio in the snow yet?. Curious about general experiences, need for cables etc. We receive lot's of snow in the Northern Sierra Nevada.
Nice. Have to be happy with that performance.Hi All,
I've done about 200 miles in the day in some pretty crappy snow. I use my Stelvio Milano as my daily drive for my job and recently due to some freak weather conditions had no choice but to go off the main roads and down single track, high gradients climbs and descents. Snow ranged from 4" to 8" mostly covering black ice or partially melted snow. First real test came when a car had stopped due to spinning out on a 25% gradient causing me to stop too. Starting going again was only met with minimal slip of the wheels and I easily drove around abandoned cars stuck in the snow. Second test came on a frankly scary snake of a road down a 30% gradient where I could see cars and 4x4's had gone off the road and turned back or been abandoned. I used the HDC for the first time ever and was impressed to say the least. The road then flattened in a dip then much to my amusement there was a snake back out of the valley but closer to 25% on the way out. Devoted 4x4's abandoned on the way up to drive around.
No chains or off road tyres on the stelvio and it made the bad conditions look like a walk in the park.
That was one of the better YouTube video's I've seen on the Stelvio. I love Switzerland and it brought back great memories driving thru the Alps.there was one youtube video posted from the press intro in St. Moritz where a pretty serious blizzard was encountered. The driver did not appear to have any issues with Pirelli Scorpions mounted, while other vehicles were not doing as well
Wow! Beautiful and crazy! Looks so peaceful too
effortless is a strong word, nope, it was hard, very hard to advance but the stability was excellentWow! Beautiful and crazy! Looks so peaceful too
I cant believe how effortlessly it handles that snow (although I'm not behind the wheel so I don't know what it actually feels like to be driving on it) You make it look effortless:smile