140km/h, 150km/h, 160km/h, 170km/h… our poor little Ford Focus station wagon was about to explode on the autobahn.
We’ve arrived in Germany and have officially begun our Full Throttle 2 trip. Somehow we’ve managed to fit all our luggage plus all five of us in a poor little Ford Focus stationwagon.
Meanwhile Jan had spent the 24 hours of flying time gloating about his fluent German. “Hey Jan, can you ask where we pick up the hire car from?” – “Aw… I can understand German but I can’t speak…” – so our fluent German speaker is about as useful as Anthony and his Italian.
Frankfurt International Airport is gigantic, however the CBD was pretty much shut Sunday morning. Perfect conditions for some high speed driving.
There is nothing more infuriating though than being passed by a Volvo at 150km/h. Our poor naturally aspirated Focus simply couldn’t manage.
The Full Throttle team was thinking of bringing a few members from the RTA, Queensland Transport, VicRoads and Main Roads WA for a trip on the autobahn. If a 70 year old man in a Volvo can do 160km/h safely, surely the majority of us can do the same!
Most of today was spent filming scenery scenes around Frankfurt and Friedberg. Currently we are all sitting around in a hotel room trying to work out which of the cars we’re driving is the most interesting.
I’ve determined the Veritas RS III is the car for me, George is keen on the Lambos, Anthony and Karl are dying for the secret supercar we’re driving (but can’t tell you) and Jan is hell-bent on the Novitec Ferrari. Of course all of us have agreed that the Koenigsegg CCX-R is the people’s choice.
Tomorrow we are heading to Dulmen, where our first car, the Wiesmann GT MF5, is located.
Powered by the BMW M5 engine, the German supercar has a top speed of 310km/h and can go from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds.
From there we are driving the ABT Tuned Audi R8 and RS6. Then we’re picking up our BMW M5 (many thanks to BMW Australia) and heading to Techart to drive the world’s most expensive 911 Porsche.
More updates from Germany tomorrow night!