Let’s be real—you want to get a chance someday to cut it loose on the Autobahn. You know you want to, you always have. After all, the Autobahn is where it all goes down in the world of legal, high-speed driving. You’re certainly not going to find yourself going 200 mph on an American Interstate, not even out in the empty western wastes of old route 6 in Nevada or the I-80 through the Black Rock Desert.
You might get up to 100 mph in places like that, but you’d better watch out for that family in the Chrysler Town & Country hogging the left lane at 75 mph for hours on end. Not to mention, there are the Staties. Forget about the rest of Western Europe, too—England has so many cars that the idea that anyone could ever get anywhere in anything remotely resembling a hurry is laughable. And you’re taking your life into your own hands in places like Italy, Spain, and Greece, where the drivers simply don’t care about the rules of the road even if they do go fast.
No, the Autobahn is that mystical place that’s become the stuff of legends, a place you can stretch your (metaphorical) wings. It’s so German, it’s not even funny. Sure, massive stretches of the road network still have absolutely no speed limit (at least 50%, by the most recent estimates), and that’s why we all want to get on them and go as fast as we can. But the reason it’s so awesome is often forgotten. It’s always under construction, which is why there are never any potholes or bad sections of the road but is also the reason so much of it now has speed limits.
Also, since everyone drives on it but not everyone drives a Ferrari, the smart Autobahn driver needs to learn where and when he can cut loose. Ruling the Autobahn isn’t as easy as it might seem, but as you’ll see, it can still be done, and it can still be done in style. Oh yeah… and in speed…
10 Bugatti Veyron
Owning this car is like owning a dangerous exotic pet. Sooner or later, the thing is gonna bite you—you can mark my words on that. But apparently, it didn’t bite this guy back in 2011 when he got his Bugatti Veyron up to 219 mph. That, my friends, is a pretty sick achievement for anyone, especially some dude who appears to be filming his own “test” drive while clocking well over 200 mph.
Please, please, please… if you ever get a chance to rule the Autobahn someday (and I hope you do), for the love of all that’s holy, don’t hold the camera yourself—it makes texting while driving look safe. It’s basically insane. Anyway, the Veyron has hit over 250 mph in closed-track tests, so this is child’s play for it. If you want to see a Bugatti Veyron in full-bore action check it out on YouTube. You won’t be disappointed.