Having a car that makes you smile every time you step outside your house or scroll through your photos, or rev the engine is one of lifes little pleasures. You own a machine that is made to exhilarate, whether that be a classic gem, a Cosworth-style modification jobby, or a supercar; these are all made to do two things: make your heart thump against your sternum and your face ache through smiling. However, owning a car that achieves this isn’t enough because what you need now is a road that truly lets you enjoy it.
Yeah, having a car that is made to corner at lightning speeds and accelerate faster than Flash Gordon himself is all good and well, but driving it through your local town isn’t going to help you achieve it’s potential.
No, what you need to do is put a full tank in it, get the freshest shoes your car can get from Wiltshire Tyres, slip on your shades and head to one of Europe’s best roads for an experience you and your car never thought you could have together. Just take your pick and enjoy.
Your James Bond Moment
Every car lover has drooled over that chase scene in Goldfinger, the one where the Aston Martin DB5 and 1965 Ford Mustang locked horns. The adrenaline, the stunts, the noise, the suave look on Bond’s face and, best of all, the scenery. We all needed to know where that road was and what it would be like to drive on it. Well, it is called the Furka Pass in the Swiss Alps and it is incredible. Tight switchbacks, long sweeping paths along rock-faces, impeccable visibility and near-perfect road conditions; if it is adrenaline you want then this is the place to come.
The Perfect Road
Route Gentelly, a twenty kilometer stretch of road in the South of France, has long been known to get you as close to picture perfect as any road can. Starting in the small mountain village of Vence, you swoop down through Greolieres and toward Haut Thorenc, enjoying some of the most amazing twisting lines as you go, each and every corner unveiling a picture perfect vista that offers you a view from the top of the world. But what makes this place super special, is the acoustics; the roar of your engine will echo about the mountains just so that all you will able to do is smile. It will be the best twenty kilometers of your life.
Be Awesome In Austria
What could be better than tearing through a preserved national park in the Austrian mountains on a thirty kilometer stretch of road that offers some gorgeous twists, long sweeps, sharp turns and steep climbs? The only thing that is somewhat testing are the toll booths along this road, but they are by no means bothersome. If anything, they will allow you to enjoy this mesmeric road, even more, taking in the views each time you have to slow and allowing you to catch your breath, which is needed, trust us. What we absolutely love about this road is that it becomes more and more intense the lower you drop; the long sweeps becoming fast switchbacks and fun twists, each of them enjoying their own personal waterfalls. Yeah, the Silvrettastrasse is definitely one to go and see for yourself.