Speed Week: Deutsch Marques
Eins, zwei, drei... SLS AMG Black, M135i and RS6 head through the mountains to join the TG party in France
Posted: 16 Aug 2013
After Chamonix, we're on the chain of autoroutes towards Top Gear's almighty track convention. It's all changed on these roads in these past couple of years, with far stronger enforcement of the 130kph maximum. A lowish motorway limit laxly enforced, like we have at home, makes driving more interesting than a high one rigidly policed. In France now, everyone sets their cruise control at about 135kph and you all move along in a tedious conveyor belt. It feels slower than it is, because there's no variation between vehicles, especially not at weekends when HGVs are banned. An overtake blocks the outside lane for ever. Stuck behind a car doing that in the UK, I'm inwardly screaming, "S**t, or get off the potty." But here in France, I'm just another culprit.