Good Morning Deutschland

Discussion in 'Europe' started by maranello71, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. maranello71

    maranello71 Formula 3

    Jan 23, 2004
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    To all German FChatters - and especially Wolfgang - we've just woken up to a beautiful sunny day on Bodensee, and we're getting the Black Monster ready for a drive into Germany's beautiful Autobahns, followed by the twisty roads of the Schwarzwald. If anyone would like to join us (Wolfgang, your Testarossa is itching to go out for a drive!!) we are planning to head towards Titisee just after lunch.

    Come on people, let's get those Cavallinos out in the sunshine!
  2. CAR Élite

    CAR Élite Formula Junior

    Nov 15, 2003
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    Damn, cars not available today due to the fact that I'm not at home. Just come over to Stuttgart and I'll show you some really fast Autobahn parts ;-)

    It's video taping time ;-)
  3. Dutchman

    Dutchman F1 Veteran
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    Dec 4, 2002
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    I hope that you enjoyed the drive! Do you have some pictures?
  4. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang F1 World Champ
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    Mar 8, 2003
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    Hello Andrea,

    your post & PM arrived sadly a bit too late.
    Sebastian called me over mobil but we have been already on the road directon north and not south. We will drive today direction "Schwarzwald" (Baden-Baden, Freiburg, Schwarzwaldhochstrasse).
    Hope to meet you and your black 550 next time:)

    Wolfgang & Anja
  5. maranello71

    maranello71 Formula 3

    Jan 23, 2004
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    Sorry no pictures - we were too busy enjoying the roads!!

    First we went to Titisee - and we saw an easy 280Km/h on the Autobahn... 300 was just around the corner, but so were a bunch of slow sunday drivers in Toyota Corollas and VW campers, so I had to slow down... :)

    After a nice coffee & cakes at a beautiful, quiet restaurant on the shores of Titisee we drove on some very, very nice roads. All the tourists stayed on the main roads, but the yellow/white twisty/curvy routes on the map were all FREE! What a fabulous drive - the 550 really found its element, I enjoyed the drive immensely. Just 3rd/4th gear at 3000/5000 rpm were enough to dispatch the occasional Subaru WRX driver, and if I really wanted to go for it, using 2nd/3rd gears all the way to 7500 rpm opened up a flow of ever increasing power that was absolutely intoxicating. In this car you soon find yourself on little forest roads darting between curves at 130/140Km/h, and even tight hairpins are no problems - the brakes are immensely powerful, fade-free and the Fiorano set-up makes the car remain flat and predictable even in the most brutal 3rd-2nd-120°bend-floor the throttle-wheelspin-slight oversteer situation. It is so much fun that after every road I just wanted to go back again and do it all over again!

    We finished the evening in Schaffausen and onto the boring Swiss highways, where cruising at 130Km/h brought the average fuel consumption down :) to a very respectable 16.5 l/100Km (I guess 25 l/100Km in the twisty bits, and 11 l/100Km on the highway).

    What can I say - now that the weather is right this is the PERFECT car!

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