For stunning beauty, look no further than this Porsche 918 Spyder ride on the Route des Grades Alpes. The car and the road are things of beauty— and watching this short video will make you want to whisk away to both. For those of you not familiar with the route, it’s incredibly stunning. “Route des Grandes Alpes is a legendary mountain road trough the French Alps,” Dangerous Roads explains. “This fabulous route takes you from lake Leman to the Mediterranean climbing 16 passes that are among the highest in the Alps.The road is 684 km long, links Thonon-les-Bains and Menton and includes some of the highest and most beautiful mountain passes in Europe. It’s an exceptional natural and cultural environment. This legendary route provides an excellent way of meeting locals, nature and having a look at the high peaks.”
But what kind of car could handle a road like that— especially a luxury super car? Well, that’s where the Porsche 918 Sypder comes in.
“Supercars used to be built for roads that were as straight and as dry as possible – just to keep them on the road with your foot floored down was hard enough,” Curves Magazine explains. “At the wheel of a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Bizzarrini, you could easily live without the irritations caused by urban planning and the weather. It was not until the arrival of the all-wheel drive Porsche 959, which was developed in the mid-80s as a result of the homologation regulations for the Paris-Dakar Rally, that it also became possible to go on a skiing holiday with the world’s fastest production sports car. What initially sounded like very hypothetical idea conjured up by the marketing boys, turned out in practice to be an excellent solution – Herbert von Karajan, for example, used to like driving his Porsche 959 over the Julier and Flüela passes to is Alpine home in St. Moritz. Three decades later, Porsche once again had a supercar on the road fitted with all-wheel drive that didn‘t need to shrink back from either the Nürburgring or winding, snow-covered roads in the Alps – the fabulous Porsche 918 Spyder.”
Salivating yet? You can check out the whole video here:
The machinery. The views. The paint. The mountains. The water. It’s all-beauty and all-luxury. Talk about a match made in heaven.