951 miles in the new Rolls Royce Wraith
Ollie Marriage has a dinner appointment in Vienna. And the keys to the latest Rolls…
Posted: 19 Sep 2013
10.25am. More Belgium
Having consumed a litre of orange juice and some leftover cold coffee, I need a comfort break. Nothing more than that, so I choose one of those lesser aires that do without fuel and shops and restaurants. Also toilets. The smell around the perimeter...
Glad to see the back of Belgium, it was boring. And smelly. In fact the whole route has little to recommend it. What is making this worth doing isn't the scenery or the roads, but the car. The Wraith, this enveloping cocoon of luxury andpower, elevates this from a drive into an experience. It's majestic.
11.14am. Julich, slightly further into Germany
Must have got giddy thinking about derestricted autobahns. Have missed a turning and am now not on an autobahn at all. Proper service is resumed five minutes later. But it's also raining, so the derestriction doesn't apply. No matter.