The World's Fastest Roads

What's the fastest you've legally driven? If you're in the U.S., probably 75 MPH. Well, if you have a fast car you want to redline it without going to jail I would recommend a trip to any of these ten locations.

10.) Texas: SH 130


Where Is It: Central Texas, near Austin.

Speed Limit: 85 MPH, fastest in North America.

Fastest Stretch: Between any two toll booths south of 290 and east of I-35.

Hennessey likes it a lot.

Suggested By: ReverendDexter, Photo Credit: ajsmith227

9.) Bulgaria: Trakia highway


Where Is It: Starts at the capital.

Speed Limit: 87 MPH.

Fastest Stretch: Between Sofia and Burgas.

Bulgaria's only completed highway is a fast one compared to the European average.


Suggested By: BULArmy, Shady Balkan Subject, Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons


8.) Poland: A4


Where Is It: Starts at the German border.

Speed Limit: 87 MPH.

Fastest Stretch: Between Jędrzychowice and Tarnów.

You can even go 6 mph faster without getting a ticket.

Suggested By: POD, Photo Credit: Krzysztof Duda


7.) Dubai: E 11


Where Is It: It's the Dubai-Abu Dhabi Highway.

Speed Limit: 87 MPH.

Fastest Stretch: In Jebel Ali.

They used to have a 100 mph limit, then realized the locals can't drive.

Suggested By: Shane Elliott, Photo Credit: Andy_Mitchell_UK


6.) Italy: A1


Where Is It: Between Milan and Rome.

Speed Limit: 93 MPH.

Fastest Stretch: Between Milan and Rome.

The thing about the Autostrada is that while the 93 mph limit has never been applied, everybody goes fast anyway. I drove through Italy above the limit without getting a single ticket, and that's the way it should be.


Suggested By: POD, Photo Credit: The Consortium


5.) Nürburgring


Where Is It: Near Nürburg.

Speed Limit: What?

Fastest Stretch: All the way.

Guess what, it's a public tollroad!

Suggested By: Raphael Orlove, Photo Credit: *fotopiti*

4.) Isle of Man


Where Is It: In the middle of the Irish Sea.

Speed Limit: Whatever you can do.

Fastest Stretch: Ask Clarkson.

Being reasonable is the key thing on this fantastic (and windy) island.

Suggested By: POD, Photo Credit: johnantoni


3.) Australia: The Outback


Where Is It: Between Alice Springs and Barrow Creek.

Speed Limit: Will be unlimited soon.

Fastest Stretch: Wherever you won't hit kangaroos.

When you are far enough, it becomes safe enough.


Suggested By: shieldsdb, Photo Credit: wallygrom


2.) Germany

Where Is It: Where you see the Autobahn sign.

Speed Limit: Unrestricted if you're lucky.

Fastest Stretch: Wherever they aren't doing roadwork.

I tried it, and I have no idea why the rest of Europe can't have the same system. The highways could take it, and people could actually get to places on time.


Suggested By: Straightsix9904


1.) Bonneville Salt Flats


Where Is It: In Utah.

Speed Limit: Have fun.

Fastest Stretch: In the middle.

Utah might have a general 80 mph speed limit, but Bonneville has different rules. It might not be a road per se, but you can drive there and you can go as fast as you please.


Just don't get stuck in the salt.

Suggested By: Demon-Xanth, Photo Credit: AshuGarg


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