Video: Jon Olsson Drives His Rebellion R2K up a Ski Slope
Although Jon Olsson made a name for himself as a professional freeskier and alpine ski racer, the Swedish sportsman is currently known for his Gumball 3000 rally runs in the Ultima GTR-based Rebellion R2K sports car.
Borrowing its name from Rebellion Racing, a Swiss team that currently competes in endurance racing with two Toyota-powered cars and acts as main sponsor for Olsson, the bespoke vehicle resembles a LMP1 prototype, while retaining its street legal status.
It resembles the almighty, Le Mans-winning Audi R18, hides a 600-horsepower Lamborghini engine under the hood and weighs only 2,205 pounds. It’s not only capable and ready to hit the track, but also unique in appearance.
But what makes the Rebellion R2K even more special is its owner and his passion for skiing. What’s one got to do with the other? Well, with no Winter X-Games in sight, Olsson decided to race the car up a snowy ski slope in his native country of Sweden. That’s right, no asphalt and no slick tires, just plenty of snow and a set of studded tires for better traction.
We know some of you had a terrible winter, but this is a feat you can’t miss. Just think about Olsson as the Ken Block of snow drifting.