Gallery: Europe in a 207mph McLaren 12C
Paul Horrell continues our world tour with the only continent that can lay claim to the supercar title…
Posted: 18 Apr 2013
You’ll have heard about the 70-odd miles between Digne-les-Bains and Grasse, towards the southeast corner of France. It’s a fantasy of a road, a near-ceaseless battery of corners and snakiness, the tarmac wide and blissfully empty, rising and plunging through giant folds of mountainous vista that make your eyes widen and your heart sing. It’s part of what’s called the Route Napoléon, because he came back that way from Elba.
Words: Paul Horrell
Pictures: Lee Brimble
This article first appeared in the March 2013 edition of Top Gear magazine