How many of us have dreamt of flying out to Italy, walking up to the gates of Maranello and driving out in a brand new Ferrari. Or, how about taking a 638+hp Corvette ZR1 up to 200mph on the German Autobahn! Well, these guys have and in this installment of Epic Drives, Angus MacKenzie and Justin Bell take a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 from Munich, Germany to Maranello, Italy. Along the way they push the limits on the Autobahn, gaze upon the Alps from the Stelvio Pass and dance with a Ferrari 458 Italia in the hills of Maranello.
Here’s another great drive for my fellow aficionados. In the 2nd video installment of Epic Drives, Motor Trend executive editor Ron Kiino explores the roof top of America in a 2011 Lotus Evora, taking in all the beauty (and weather!) the Rocky Mountains have to offer.
Here’s a turn-by-turn map if you want drive the route for yourself! MAP
If you’re a car guy like me, nothing makes the heart race and the goose bumps rise on one’s forearms when thinking about taking a drive on a great mountain, canyon or coastal road. I’ve always been a firm believer in the saying that “life is about the journey, not the destination” and how this so aptly applies when taking a road trip. I’m of the sort that will go up to Monterey, CA via Highway 1 rather than Interstate 5 or Highway 101. Sure the latter two will shave hours from the trip, but they don’t offer the drive and experience that the coastal highway rewards you for wanting to enjoy the journey.
I came across the video below on YouTube and it touches on the fundamentals on what makes a great drive. Plan your route, get a great car and then hit the road. The series is called Epic Drives and on the premiere episode, Motor Trend technical editor Frank Markus heads to Norway in an Audi R8 Spyder to trace his Viking Routes.