Monthly Archives: January 2017

Winter Supercars: Stay Cool on the Ice

Supercars are more associated with long drives in summer, top or windows down as you drive along beautiful roads enjoying the sound of the engine.

But just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to miss out on some supercar fun. Here are a few supercars that you can have some fun in when winter descends.

Audi R8 V10

The R8 takes advantage of Audi’s Quattro four-wheel drive system, giving you confidence when there’s snow on the ground or conditions are a little icy.

Audi R8 V10

Audi R8 V10

The wide tyres give plenty of grip and the dual-clutch transmission, along with the Quattro, makes this a reliable supercar that you can have a lot of fun with throughout all seasons of the year.

Bentley Continental GT

Of course a Bently will be in a list of reliable supercars – and the Continental GT is the perfect candidate for winter driving.

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT

Built like a tank with plenty of space inside to make yourself and several friends comfortable ion any journey, the Continental GT boasts an advanced four-wheel drive system and 21inch wheels which will provide you with a stable, speedy ride in the most inclement of weathers.

Ferrari FF

We know, right? A Ferrari? On a winter supercar list? Bear with us. The FF – shorthand for ‘Ferrari Four’ is Ferrari’s first foray into the world of four-wheel drive – or ‘All Wheel Drive (AWD).

Ferrari FF

Ferrari FF

It’s not on all the time, the FF is rear wheel drive until slippage is detected, then the front wheels kick in giving you the best of both worlds. It’s nippy too, kicking out 660hp which will eat up the snowiest of dual carriageways.

Luckily you can hire a Bentley, Audi or Ferrari from PB Supercars to get your fix if you don’t have one of these.

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Europe’s Ultimate Driving Roads

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, Supercar Heaven

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, driver's paradise

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, famous switchbacks

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, driving in Hollywood

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, supercar's dream

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.

Don’t have a supercar? You can rent a supercar from PB Supercars at great prices today.