Autobahn

  • Bosch automated driving system on Autobahn A81

    A looming proposal to impose speed limits on Germany's unrestricted Autobahn sections was overwhelmingly voted down by the country's parliament on Thursday, dealing a blow to what was ostensibly a proposal geared toward reducing traffic and emissions while boosting safety. The bill, which would have imposed a universal 130-kph (80 mph) limited on the country's highway system, was defeated, with 498 votes cast against it and 133 either supporting or abstaining, Deutsche Welle reported last week. While Germany's libertarian attitudes toward vehicle speeds are often lauded by enthusiasts, the...

  • 2018 BMW Alpina B5
    Alpina CEO says speed limiter will "hurt every fast-car manufacturer"

    The CEO of BMW tuner Alpina said adding speed limiters to cars will hurt sales of fast-car manufacturers and result in lower-quality car parts.

  • Bugatti Veyron owner hits 250 mph on the Autobahn
    Climate action could put an end to unlimited speeds on Germany's famed Autobahns

    A new set of proposals could drastically alter laws on Germany's famed Autobahns and make no speed limits a thing of the past. Reuters reported Friday that the government is set to pore over a series of draft proposals from the National Platform on the Future of Mobility to tackle climate change...

  • Four exotics crash on same stretch of autobahn - Image courtesy Hersfelder Zeitung
    Chevy Corvette, Dodge Viper And McLaren Crash Within Days On Same Stretch Of Autobahn

    Three supercars managed to crash on the same stretch of the A7 autobahn in the region of Kirchheim, near Germany’s center. The cars included a Chevrolet Corvette, a Dodge Viper ACR and the most severely damaged of the lot, a McLaren MP4-12C. The carnage all took place within a period of two...

  • 2013 BMW M5 crash on German autobahn
    2013 BMW M5 Destroyed After Autobahn Crash

    A new 2013 BMW M5 being driven at speeds of up to 186 mph on the A81 autobahn in Germany has suffered a violent crash. The 60-year-old driver reportedly lost control of the car when he swerved to avoid another vehicle that was merging with traffic erratically. The M5 eventually hit a central...

  • Ferrari 599 GTO crashes on German autobahn
    Ferrari 599 GTO Crashes On German Autobahn

    The Ferrari 599 GTO is without doubt already one of the greatest cars of all time and is, in fact, Ferrari’s fastest ever road car. And, with only 599 examples destined for production, it’s also safe to assume that the Ferrari 599 GTO will remain one of the rarest cars of the modern...

  • Video: 2012 BMW 6-Series Chased Down On German Autobahn

    The new 2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe and Convertible aren't due to arrive in showrooms until the end of this year at the earliest--more likely in early 2011--as the current model was only given its mid-cycle facelift a little over two years ago. Prototypes of the new car, however, are already testing in Europe and have been captured by spy photographers on several occasions testing near BMW’s headquarters in Munich or around the Nurburgring circuit. This time, however, we have a video of a trio of 2012 BMW 6-Series prototypes--both the coupe and convertible--being chased down a stretch of German...

  • McLaren F1 crash in Germany
    Sacrilege: McLaren F1 Crashes On German Autobahn

    The McLaren F1 is considered by many to be one of the greatest cars of all time and to this day it’s still the fastest naturally aspirated production road car in the world. With only 106 examples ever built, it’s also safe to say that the McLaren F1 is one of the rarest cars of the modern era...

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