Thursday, July 01, 2010

Transfăgărăşan in Romania

Pic 1: Transfăgărăşan

Just watched the 1st episode of Season 14 of Top Gear and they in it was a drive to Transfăgărăşan in Romania in a Ferrari California, Lamborghini Gallardo and an Aston Martin DBS. Transfăgărăşan what?!?

Transfăgărăşan is the highest and most dramatic paved road in Romania. Initially built as a strategic military route, the 90 km of twists and turns run North to South across the tallest sections of the Carpathian Mountains. The road was constructed between 1970 and 1974 and has claimed to have taken six thousands ton of dynamite to make it and 40 lives were lost in its construction.

Anyway, I find this episode mighty entertaining and the roads were just simply superb. How come we don't have these kind of crazy roads here. Hmmmm.....

Btw, Top Gear reckon that Transfăgărăşan is better than the Stelvio Pass!

Pic 2: Transfăgărăşan

Here's the segment extracted from Top Gear.

..... and some behind the scenes footage during the filming.

1 comment:

  1. I read this on a newspaper before...

    It has classified as one of the most dangerous road in the world.


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