Cars are not just simply there to get you from A to B, but to excite and inspire the person behind the wheel. Yes, there are cars that have practicality at their heart; however there is just as many that are built purely for fun as their goal whether it is through performance, style or technological advancement. Driving holidays are a great way to spend lots of time with your favorite car and push it to the ragged edge of its capability and here are the places that are best to test your cars credentials:
You will not find any locations across the globe that draw in more of the rich and famous than the South of France. With an abundance of yachts, gastronomic restaurants and stunning visual backdrops it is a far cry of driving cars near Sevenoaks. That’s why it is the ideal place to test your premium cars against a host of other great cars. Any car driving around the South of France must feel like it belongs and very few can pull it off, but as a car lover you should test its capability to stand out in the crowd in the toughest environment imaginable.
Pushing the speed limits
If you buy a high-performance car then the top speed is less of a number and more of a target. In Britain, the only place to even test the potential of reaching a top speed is on a track which totally dampens the whole experience as there are too many bends to even get close to achieving too high a speed. Luckily enough, in the heart of Europe there is a country that boasts unlimited motorways. Known as the Autobahn you can truly test the full potential of your car’s speed on roads that are long straight lines and there are no speed restrictions. It allows you to see if your car can truly live up to the marketing hype.
Endurance and reliability
Expensive vehicles don’t always have a great track record of reliability as they are built to perform well in short bursts. America is an immense country that spans thousands of miles with expansive ribbons of tarmac that stretch as far as the eye can see. Travelling the width of America is on many people’s bucket list and doing it in your dream car will allow you to examine whether it can be relied upon to traverse large distances and many different adverse weather conditions. The best Gran Tourer cars should be able to keep you comfortable and smiling throughout a long journey.