Supercars are not supposed to be displayed in a garage and never used, although sadly this is what happens to many of them.
Supercars are meant to be driven on open roads where they can be enjoyed by their owners, set free on the tarmac to blow your mind with every corner.
With this in mind, we have found 5 European driving roads to test your Supercar’s skills on. Some of them are a bit of a trip but we think they’re all worthwhile.
Old Military Road: Scottish Highlands
Old Military Road, Scotland
This mountain pass in the Cairngorms National Park takes you through traditional Scottish scenery which has been made famous from popular culture, such as 007’s Skyfall.
The A96 takes you through valleys and over mountain passes, through woodland and alongside barren, mountaintop landscapes. Traffic is almost always low as there are several more direct routes around the Cairngorms, making this the perfect road to use for a supercar thrashing.
Col de la Bonnette: French Alps
Col de la Bonnette, French Alps
You can’t have a list of great driving roads without mentioning the Alps, and the Col de la Bonnette is the big one.
The Bonnette is the highest road is Europe topping out at 2807m. As if that’s not impressive enough the route to the top is miles and miles of long, sweeping roads with stunning panoramas and vistas that wouldn’t look out of place on any screensaver in the land.
The road is also in an excellent condition due to the mountain regularly being used by the Tour de France. With that in mind it’s a good idea to check the calendar before you go as if you go on the day of Le Tour you won’t get anywhere near the mountain.
Stelvio Pass: North West Italy
Stelvio Pass, Italy
Stelvio was voted the best driving road in the world by Top Gear in 2008 which does mean it has a high volume of tourist traffic but this can usually be avoided if you avoid the main tourist season.
Ensure to check the weather before venturing out onto the pass as it is often closed with snow preventing you reaching the top of the pass.
Amalfi Coast: Italy
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The SS163 is nestled in the ‘ankle’ of Italy just below Naples and offers the kind of scenery that is straight out of Hollywood.
The road tightly hugs the mountainside as it follows the curves and geography of the coast; with steep mountains on one side and the sparkling blue ocean on the other side.
The road is popular with tourists and locals but it’s a great chance to enjoy your supercar in a stunning setting with some beautiful weather. Perfect for taking holiday photos.
Furka Pass: Swiss Alps
Furka Pass, Switzerland
There are two sides to every story and the Alps are no different, with hundreds of amazing roads on the Swiss/Austrian side of the range as well as the French side.
The Furka Pass is our pick of these roads and not just because it was the scene of THAT car chase In James Bond’s Goldfinger. The pass has everything you would want in a driving road: tight switchbacks, long sweeping corners, stunning landscapes, rock faces and steep drops to let you experience the ultimate sensation in mountain driving.
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