Pure Driving Experiences: A6 Autobahn

Despite their rapidly declining numbers, German autobahns still hold an undeniable appeal to enthusiasts. To legally drive a car as fast as possible on the public road is a huge thrill, and made it a logical choice for the third Pure Driving Experience with Dunlop.

The car was a tougher decision. A wealth of German models from BMW, Mercedes or Porsche would have been suitable given their autobahn provenance but we decided on an Audi S5. Moreover, this particular S5 has been fettled by Revo Stasis, so it was making more than 400hp. Upgraded tyres and brakes were certainly appreciated when going for a top speed attempt too!

The featured section of autobahn is the A6 around Mannheim. Starting in the dead of night meant clear roads, and the S5 has been derestricted also. So how fast did Steve Sutcliffe manage on the autobahn? Watch the video and find out...

Watch the video here


Previous videos:
Dunlop Pure Driving Experiences: Hardknott Pass
Dunlop Pure Driving Experiences: Crickhowell

This test was conducted under strict conditions and we would not recommend any attempt to re-create it.

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  • Maldini35 30 Jul 2013

    If only we could do that in the UK. My commute would take half as long.

  • mikebradford 30 Jul 2013

    That S5 looks very nice

  • toerag 30 Jul 2013

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    any chance of a youtube linky?

  • RJ59 Racing 30 Jul 2013

    Steve - Bit worrying eye sights not what it was at those speeds and in dead of night! whistle Nice car though driving

  • dvs_dave 30 Jul 2013

    Uh Oh. An Autobahn story.

    Que a ton of chinny reckon tales about doing a 150mph and a train of AMG/M/RS/911/exotica/whatever steaming past like you were stood still.

    Also the inevitable catching and overtaking a line of expensive German bahnstormers hard up to their 155mph limiters, and you sailing past at 157 mph in your much less fancy unrestricted car that you've "possibly" managed to wind up to that. You waving, looks on their faces etc etc. Like you can actually discern the look on someones face when driving at that speed.

    Come on, who's gonna be the first?

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