In the deadly world of “speed tourism” where drivers drive 260mph and a total of 200,000 pounds of supercars on German autobahns
GERMANY is famous for having NO speed limits on its infamous autobahns – and idiots don’t waste time exploiting them for deadly stunts.
A haven for adrenaline junkies, the highways have a dark reality when insane motorists cash in on their flashy £200,000 supercars after hitting speeds of up to 260mph.
Shocking images show the smoldering wreckage of glam engines and even buses crashing into each other at top speeds, while the German motorway network makes Britain’s 70-mile limit look calm.
One horror clip shows a driver turning off a motorway while zooming along at 205mph in a Lamborghini Huracán – which retails for more than £164,400.
Pictures show the expensive sports car reduced to a burnt pile of rubble after speeding off the motorway.
In another incident, German reality TV star Julia Jasmin Rühle was seriously injured after crashing into the median barrier on the A11 Autobahn in the Barnim district after losing control of her supercar.
The influencer’s Porsche 718 Cayman – which has a top speed of more than 300 km/h – lost three tires when it rolled several times, leaving the motorway littered with debris.
Police said the car crashed into the barrier at such a speed that it was completely destroyed in last summer’s incident.
Extraordinarily – despite the destruction of the glittering vehicle and her injuries – Ruehle, the star of the TV show Berlin: Day and Night, was reportedly able to extricate himself from the wreckage.
Drivers are allowed to zoom around as fast as they want – one clip shows a motorist covering 62 miles in just 26 minutes in a Volkswagen Golf GTI, while other footage shows a BMW 840d, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder at more than 250 km/h h hunts.
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But while racing with other motorists is an adrenaline rush for some, others have to count the costs.
On a stretch of motorway in the Kirchheim region, three super sports cars collided at high speed within a few hours.
A Dodge Viper ACR crashed into the median barrier after crossing three lanes after the driver lost control.
Shortly thereafter, the rainy day of 2012 claimed its second victim when a Chevrolet Corvette crashed into a guard rail before a McLaren MP4-12C, which had only been on the road for two months, also crashed and was destroyed beyond repair.
Just this month, a tycoon who sparked anger when he drove his Bugatti super sports car at 400 km/h on a German autobahn escaped jail for lack of evidence.
More than 10 million people watched a clip by Czech investment boss Radim Passer, 58. Hitting 259mph on the A2 motorway in July last year.
Prosecutors were investigating whether a banned race had taken place with the millionaire’s £2million vehicle on the A2 between Berlin and Hanover.
By law, they had to prove that the driver had moved “recklessly” through traffic in order to achieve the “highest possible speed”.
But Passer’s speed was believed to be less than 2 mph below the sports car’s limited top speed, which was set at 261 mph, because the vehicle’s tires could burst if it went faster.
Prosecutors also said the highway was nearly empty and noted good visibility and weather conditions.
They therefore decided that no one was endangered during the 4:50 a.m. stunt and Passer – the 33rd richest Czech – was not charged.
Although the case was dropped, it enraged security activists and renewed it Prompts to enforce speed limits on Germany’s autobahns – which are known to have no restrictions outside of the built-up areas.
Around an eighth of the German motorway network has no speed limit, around a third has a speed limit of 130 km/h, and the rest has a variable speed limit.
Most German manufacturers electronically limit engines to 250 km/h to address environmental and safety concerns.
The Green Party called for the 81mph recommendation be enshrined in law as part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
However, the proposal was rejected during talks to form the governing coalition with the SPD and FDP.
In the so-called race, Passer did not break the eternal autobahn speed record, which still stands after 80 years.
It was set up by racing driver Rudolf Caracciola, who in 1938 achieved an average speed of 420 km/h in two runs in a modified Mercedes Benz.
Rival Bernd Rosemeyer was killed on his second run after going 268.9mph in an Auto Union after the public road was closed for the occasion.
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