Dave the motorhome is at 2,034m at the top of the Transfăgărășan or to give it its official, but not so exciting, title the Drumul Naţional 7C (N45.60252 E24.61380). The Top Gear crew drove it in an an Aston Martin DBS V12 Volante, a Ferrari California and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder during 2009 and Jeremy Clarkson said “this is the best road… in the world”, so we had to let Dave have a go. Today has been such a photogenic day, that I’ve gone camera mad, so I’ll let the photos and videos tell the story. Enjoy!
If you want to see how the Top Gear trio tackled the pass, check out this clip
And this video shows how the Our Tour trip tackled the pass in a Top Gear style!
Ps – here are Top Gear taking the pass, a tad faster than OurTour I must admit!
Haha, Marius! I’d built up the pass to be a monstrous nerve killer, a single track, rock strewn, lorry laden van killer, and decided a hangover would not do! Once I’d seen how good it was, the Bulgarian beers came out! I’m currently supping a Kamenitza while Ju tapes our thermal screens to Dave’s window in anticipation of some nutter bikers tearing past the dirt road we’re parked up against! It’s a mad world, we’re at the finish area of Red Bull Romaniacs 2013! Hope all is good at camping VT, cheers, Jay
Hi Ali, it would be a beauty to add to your extensive collection of experiences, and Ozzie could get in some cool high altitude flights around the mountains too! We came up from the south and down the north, but I don’t think it matters which way you do it, it’s the view from the top that’s the thing, the eye candy, the kind of place you stand and stare but can’t take it in. Hope the war chest is filling rapidly for you guys, we have another could of months then will be desperately seeking wonga back home. Enjoy the sun mate, Jay