If you’ve ever been to Germany it’s likely you’ve been on the Autobahn. Whether transferring from the Airport or on your way to the famous Nurburgring, the Autobahn is known for its derestricted stretches of motorway. Ever wanted a place to see what your speed your motor can reach? The Autobahn is the place to do it.
It’s a wonder why the country that see’s BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen etc limits its vehicles to 155mph, yet in 1990 Britain produced the Vauxhall Lotus Carlton which had a top speed of 175, only 100mph more than the UK national motorway speed limit!
Driving at high speed can be extremely dangerous and you should ensure your vehicle is up to the task! At 120mph, your vehicle is moving at over 53 metres per second! Ensure your wishbones on your car are fit for the task so your car stays in a straight line. Braking at speeds over 100mph puts your brakes under a lot of force, ensure your brake discs and brake pads are up to it!
The fastest ever speed clocked on the Autobahn in operating conditions is 236mph/381kmh, set by a Porsche 911 9ff GTurbo850.
But all this high-speed craziness is potentially coming to an end, with the German government examining proposals to introduce speed limits of all sections of the derestricted Autobahn. Safety isn’t the concern as the Autobahn is known for its safety despite its lack of speed limits in place. The reason for this proposed change is in a bid to reduce emissions. Transport emissions in Germany have not fallen since 1990, which goes to show the level of improved engine efficiency in modern cars. What do you think to the proposed change, for the best or a sad shame? Let us know!
Want to see some Autobahn action?! Check out this Porsche 911 GT2 RS hitting 212mph!