It was a time of some high speed action across the German Autobahn as a BMW 135i was seen head to tail after a Porsche 997 Turbo. The Autobahn is one place where auto companies can test their vehicles of speed, unhindered and unrestricted. BMW’s 135i with 400 horse power was seen chasing a Porsche 997 Turbo at a speed of over 185 mph (300 kmph).
This was bound to generate a great deal of excitement as the two tied for first place where performance, speed and velocity were concerned. Porsche 997 Turbo possesses a 500 hp and hence is supposed to be naturally faster than the 400 hp BMW 135i. BMW 135i is standard but with the twin turbo six cylinder engine it should give over 400 hp with ease and along with driving experience, the BMW driver was able to beat Porsche.
Speed of the car should no longer be a factor for a car to contend with. Safety should be of more importance specially in the world we live in today. Safety features should be given more preference when it comes to selecting vehicles and this is one aspect that even auto manufacturers are honing on to ensure better sales. Auto companies are coming out with a host of special safety features such as Lane Assist, Standard Electronic Stability Control, Intelligent Braking and Night Vision which will play a more important role in auto selections than speed.
Speaking about safety while driving in US and Germany, one of the comments below the video stated, “If you take a look at the statistics there are less deaths in car accidents in Germany than in the United States. Also, of all the car accidents happen in Germany with damages to persons only a little percentage happened on the autobahn. During my trip to the United States I saw people passing on any lane they wanted, eating hamburgers while driving, or using the cell phone. So I have to say, driving 150 mph but being concentrated is safer than driving 75 mph and being distracted by hamburgers.”
Do let us know what do you think about driving speeds in the world today.
BMW 135i vs. Porsche 997 Turbo (304,4 km/h)[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlACazbmZsQ[/youtube]