Driving on Germany’s network of speed-unrestricted roads known as the autobahn is an experience that every gearhead around the world should try at least once. However, here are a few things that no one tells you before getting into the left lane and smashing the loud pedal.
When you read that headline up there about a bunch of snails destroying an old Trabant, I’m sure most of you were thinking “In drag race, right?” but that’s actually not the case. They actually used their gross slimy trails to out-and-out literally wreck the poor Trabi.
I’m not going to try and add flare to something so particularly special, so just watch EVO’s Henry Catchpole hit 200 mph in a brand new Porsche 911 R on the Autobahn and try to imagine what it feels like.
Deutsche Bahn, the German government-owned rail system that manages travel throughout the country, is planning to add autonomous vehicles to its system with the goal of offering seamless door-to-door transit.
Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz have made it clear that they don't want to rely on Google or other companies to develop self-driving technology or the data that's involved, and now the German government is stepping in to facilitate things with a plan to establish a section of the autobahn for autonomous vehicle testing.
Last year MotorTrend's video host Jessi Lang flew to Germany to test an extremely powerful tuned Abt Audi R8. She opened the car up on a local highway, and then her life nearly ended.
It's hard to believe that it was less than seven decades ago that German highways were used by Luftwaffe pilots on their Messerschmitt bf109s or Focke-Wulf Fw 190s as improvised airstrips, but it's even harder to believe that A-10 Thunderbolts, F-16s, and even Hercules cargo plane can still do it today.
Here's two Koenigseggs flying along the Autobahn, as shot from a McLaren 12C. It's got good noises, speed, a Ferrari, a McLaren, and, oh yeah, those two Koenigseggs, on the Autobahn. You don't need much more of a descriptor than that to marvel at this high-speed collection.
This is real speed. And even at 170 mph, it's legal. Thank you, German Autobahn.
I've seen a lot of bridge demolitions, but none of them are as pretty as the demise of the Old Sinntal Bridge in Germany.
The German Autobahn. No speed limits. A driver's paradise. At least that's what we read here in America. The reality is more mundane, if not dangerous.
This Ferrari F12 crash happened on the supposed temple of high speed public roads driving, Germany's Autobahn.
While a video of a modified BMW 135i chasing down a Porsche 997 Turbo at speeds in excess of 175 mph on a public roadway would be cause for condemnation and legal action in this country, it's business as usual on one of the unrestricted sections of the German Autobahn.
We still aren't sure whether it will have a downsized bi/tri turbo V6 when the next generation of the high performance 3-series officially debuts, but as this video indicates—equipped with a V8 or not—the F80 M3 will still be quite fast.
Two trucks and an Audi were involved in a crash yesterday evening on the Autobahn near Frankfurt. One of the trucks spilled its load of organic sauerkraut, which froze on contact with the road and blocked traffic for hours.
Three people are dead and thirty five injured in a 52 car crash in foggy weather on Germany's Autobahn.
The film Borat allegedly unfairly portrayed Kazakhs as a bunch of trashy Central Asian simpletons. So wrong. This photo proves that Kazakhs are actually trashy Central Asian geniuses. But how — and why — did they do it? Let's find out.
Mercedes and Jewish roots? Weren’t open Mercedes the rides of choice for the Nazi set in the 1930s? Yes, they were—but Hitler and company were riding in cars named after the granddaughter of a Hungarian rabbi.