Super idee (sustinuta de posibilitati) a jurnalistilor de la Motor Trend. O calatorie cu Dodge Challenger SRT8 prin Europa. Adica exact pe unde extrem de putine asemenea masini vor rula vreodata.
O echipa de doi oameni, plus un fotograf, au plecat din Marea Britanie prin Europa: Franta, Germania, Austria, Italia, etc. pentru a le arata europenilor ca un muscle car poate lua viraje
Story-ul este foarte placut de citit, scris liber si cu multe informatii despre zonele vizitate, are poze superbe si il gasiti aici. Inca n-am apucat sa citesc tot, dar o sa preiau aici cateva citate din ce am parcurs pana acum:
To say the Challenger stands out in London is a bit like saying Heidi Klum is not unattractive
The locals in their Astons and Bentleys let their cool slip and simply stared at 425 hp of in-your-face American muscle.
The big orange Dodge is a hit with early rising Parisians. Everywhere we go we get smiles, nods of approval, and raised thumbs, usually all at once. Want to improve America’s image in Europe? Fire the State Department, and hire some folks to drive Challengers around…
“Duh, that’s the 2009 Camaro!”exclaims a pimply faced redhead, between flashes of his digital camera. “It’s not even on sale yet — but you know I’m getting one!” he continues.
My German is nicht so gut, but what they say needs no translation. “Chall-en-jar, Es Ar Tay Acht,” one of the boys sounds out. “Ooh, Americanische musclekar!,” he exclaims to his buddies. They murmur in appreciation.
Unlike most drivers in the rest of the world, Germans pay attention to their mirrors and use the left lane only for passing. Even when they are passing, if they see faster traffic coming up from behind, they will pull to the right as soon as possible.
Foto: Brian Vance – Motor Trend