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
At the top of the Oberalp Pass, there's a lighthouse. Swiss joke. It marks the source of the Rhine. There's also a railway alongside the road, and we run alongside a train for a minute or so. You can see the ripple of eye-swelling excitement run through the carriage of schoolkids as they clock and gawp at the SLS.
The road sweeps and swerves its way down to Andermatt, and then we get to do it all again, over the even more epic Furka Pass. That one's smoother and more open. A place where the SLS gets to play boss. We end the day tucked into a cleft between these epic mountains at Obergoms. Next morning, we get up early, not because we must, but because we can; filling the dawn sky above us are the giant ranges among which the Nufenen Pass wriggles its way up to 2,478m.