We at s port auto are friends of the limit, that is in the nature of things when the task is to test sports cars. Of course we like to push the limits, and of course we mostly do that on closed racetracks. Do you really have to mention that today?
Baden-Württemberg and the speed limit attempt
Of course, we also like to drive quickly or at least briskly on public roads, as long as the traffic conditions permit and there are no restrictions. When it comes to speed limits, Germany has a certain reputation. Chinese and Americans travel to our country with rapture to go 200 km /h once in a lifetime. But we do not have a reputation for being a nation of stupid rascals. The German motorway network covers 25,690 kilometers, according to a study by the Federal Highway Research Institute, 65.5 percent of them are actually unlimited - more than expected or felt.
The model test planned in Baden-Württemberg proves that there is a speed limit primarily about dogmatics: The plan failed because the legal situation stipulates that speed limits must be justified with specific hazards. However, the sections for the model test on the A 96 and A 81 showed nothing of the kind, so it was about something completely different: In the pilot project, routes were selected very specifically, 'which are representative of the predominant BAB route network'.
In other words: The model test was supposed to prove that excessive speed is the main cause of accidents on the autobahns - and thus prepare a general speed limit in Germany.
Now we are far from giving up our freedom Define the absence of speed limits, as the ADAC did in the early 1970s with the slogan “Free travel for free citizens”. Due to today's usual traffic density, it is about flexible traffic control, forExample of temporary limits using so-called traffic control systems (VBA). But when there's a lot of traffic, you can't drive fast anyway, can you?
I see it all as positive: The failure of the state government in Baden-Württemberg makes my publishing house No need to suggest relocating sport auto's editorial offices to the following countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burundi, Haiti, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nepal, Somalia, Vanuatu or the Indian state of Ut tar Pradesh. No, not for climatic reasons, but because there is no speed limit there ...
Have fun reading the new sport auto issue 9/2016,
Your Marcus Schurig.
Topics in sport auto 9/2016
Tests & driving reports
- Super sports car at a dumping price: Racetrack test of the Corvette Z06 with 659 hp
- BMW M4 GTS in the super test: From high-volume coupé to GT3 hunter
- Who is the king of compact sports cars? Six concepts from 35,000 euros in a detailed comparison
- Aston Martin puts pressure: With the new DB11 The British are relying on turbo technology for the first time
- Lamborghini Limited: First racetrack impressions of the Centenario LP 770-4
- Roadster in comparison: Porsche 718 Boxster versus Audi TTS Roadster and Mercedes-AMG SLC 43
- Power in abundance s: Audi RS 6 Avant Performance versus BMW M5 Competition
- 570 hp in a two-person BMW: AC Schnitzer ACL2 with tuned M4 engine in the driving report
- Porsche Tuning: Techart spices up the 911 Carrera S visually and gives it a performance boost
Technology, report & advice
- Comment: Stefan Helmreich on the return of French manufacturers to their sporting virtues
- Used sports cars: Caterham Seven 355, KTM X-Bow R and Morgan 3Wheeler
- Sports car world championship: At the LMP1 duel at the Nürburgring between Audi and Porsche it was all about seconds
- Sports Car World Championship: The big race analysis of the World Championship round at the Nürburgring for the LMP1 and GT-LM classes
- Endurance championship: How is the Porsche Cayman GT4 Trophy, which was introduced in 2016, doing?
- Formula racing: Driving in the BOSS GP series Amateurs in former GP racers with up to 900 hp!
- Background: BMW is repositioning itself in motorsport : In addition to the DTM, the focus is now on GT racing
- Formula 1 story: The big half-time record selects winners and losers of the Formula 1 season so far
- World Rally Championship: Our rally expert Markus Stier grills in an interview with FIA rally boss Jarmo Mahonen
- World Rally Championship: Where does World Championship rookie Toyota stand six months before their debut in Monte Carlo?
- Comment: Marcus Schurig on BOP problems and why the manufacturers are often to blame for mistakes
- Short Stories: The hottest news and rumors from the paddock of endurance racing
- Spa 24h race: All the background to the sensational victory of BMW and the failure of Bentley
- Spa 24h race: Mercedes was severely punished for manipulating the ignition curve. All backgrounds
- Spa 24h race: The detailed data analysis: Who was the fastest - and why?
- Spa 24h race: GT promoter Stéphane Ratel on the Spa race and the Condition of the GT3 class
Cars in sport auto 9/2016
- AC Schnitzer ACL2
- Aston Martin DB11
- Audi RS 6 Avant Performance
- Audi TTS Roadster
- BMW M4 GTS
- BMW M5 Competition
- BMW M5 Competition Edition
- Bristol Bullet
- Caterham Seven 310
- Caterham Seven 355
- Corvette Z06
- Ford Focus RS
- Honda Civic Type R
- KTM X-Bow R
- Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4
- Mercedes-AMG A 45
- Mercedes-AMG SLC 43
- Morgan 3 Wheeler
- Mountune-Ford Focus RS
- Peugeot 308 GTi
- Porsche 718 Boxster
- Techart-Porsche 911 Carrera S
- VW Golf GTI Clubsport
- VW Golf R
sport auto as a digital edition
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