The perfect road trip, the perfect car

A petrolhead dream

1y ago


Ask a true petrol-head and they will tell where they like to drive, whether you want to wander aimlessly through lush countryside or tackle thought-provoking routes with hairpin bends and multiple elevations, there's something/somewhere for everyone.

Mine, is the breath taking 140-mile road trip (Glasgow to Fort William) Often called the gateway to the Highlands, that takes you from Glasgow (Scotland – UK) right up into the Scottish Highlands. it takes about three hours, give or take few more hours, if like me, you are unable to resist the urge to stop off along the way to take in the amazing views, and on the way, you will see Loch Lomond, Loch Ness and Ben Nevis - the tallest mountain in the British Isles.

However, one question remains unanswered, what car will you take with you?

140 miles of pure breath taking scenery.

Aston Martin Vantage

There is being smart and when it comes to Vantage, Aston Martin were the smart kid on the block. They Strapped a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 AMG from Mercedes-Benz, replacing the glorious naturally aspirated eight of the old model. The New Vantage now produces a staggering 503-hp and 505 pound-feet of torque, which constitutes a 46 percent increase from the old V-8 Vantages. Talking of speed, the new Vantage will crack the 0-62mph sprint in 3.6-seconds and tops at 195mph.

Mercedes GT C

This special model is limited to just 500 units and comes with matt paint and dark chrome trim, and it is special. The GT C is powered by the same 4-litre twin-turbo V8 that AMG puts in the rest of the GTs, however in the GT C it produces 549bhp (46 bhp more than the AM Vantage) and 502lb ft of torque. Where the Aston thrusts its torque to a rear-mounted conventional ZF eight-speed automatic, the AMG's goes to a seven-speed dual-clutch, which is also mounted to the rear axle. It can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 3.8sec and reach a top speed of 197mph.

Porsche GT3

It would be fair to say, I am not a great Porsche fan, however as you can pick up one with any power output your heart desires, there's a 911 to suit all your needs.

GT3 also uses a 4.0-liter engine, except this one has only a six pistons naturally aspirated engine, laid flat, and spinning to 9000 rpm, producing 500 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. You have a choice to pick of a six-speed manual gearbox or Porsche’s PDK/dual-clutch automatic with steering wheel-mounted shifters. Equipped with PDK and launch control, the GT3 accelerates to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds en route to a 197 mph top speed.

This is my answer to the question above. what is your answer?

what is your choice of a 500bhp car that would be perfect for your dream road trip? let me know in the comments below.

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Comments (12)

  • We did multiple visits to Fort William with my parents years ago and did the actual road trip, it is indeed beautiful though the choice of motor couldn't be further away from your list!

      1 year ago
  • You forgot to mention that the Vantage is utterly beautiful. I always seek assent on that when people talk about it.

      1 year ago
  • The Porsche. When Porsche is an option I always go with it.

      1 year ago
  • Without taking a breath, I'd go for the Merc.

      1 year ago
  • I'm not a big fan of Porsche either, but among these three I would pick it 🤔

      1 year ago