Who Drives What in Alps?

Driving through Swiss AlpsΒ  we reach 2048 meters at Oberalppass and we encounter some rather exotic rides. Knowing what speeds they can reach it is on a normal road it is scary to think what happens on the narrow and winding like a snake Alpine roads.

At this height there is still a lot of snow. Fortunately, all of it off the road. πŸ™‚Β Most or all of the passes are closed in winter for obvious reasons. Too much snow. Even now – middle of May – only a few are open. No wonder if you look at the amount of snow piled on the side of the road.

So, this is what I drive: a modest Ford Focus. My kids can’t resist a thorough pummeling each other with snow balls. And in reality it is colder than that – they are just super manly and don’t care about the cold πŸ˜‰


This is what other people drive: Aston Martin.


And this is what yet some other people drive: I have no idea what it is! It looks like a cross between a racing car and a rocket. The doors open up. It does not seem to have a shift stick. Β Anyone knows what this beauty is?! Everyone who was around was taking selfies with it πŸ™‚

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The mystery is solved! Thanks to Sherry Lynn Felix from PORT4UΒ the mystery car is Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid πŸ™‚

It turns out that the last solution is wrong. Thanks to Nana Arima from Tsumetai SoraΒ it is Koenigsegg Agera R. It is Swedish! I admit that I have never heard of this one πŸ™‚ But upon consulting the all knowing google I found out that it was produced between 2011 and 2014 and only 18 of them were made!!! It can reach speed of 402 km/h !!!Β It costs over $ 4 million.Β Other slightly different models were made later, all in the same class of race cars like the before mentioned Porsche 918 Spyder or Ferrari LaFerrari. And I saw one… πŸ™‚

27 thoughts on “Who Drives What in Alps?

    1. I would drive it too. I promise I would be careful. I would drive slowly …mostly πŸ™‚ Or I would just take it to Germany and see how fast it would go πŸ˜‰


        1. It is a blessing that I appreciate to the fullest – each year’s family vacation. But before you envy me, it comes with a price I pay. All my family and most of my friends live across the big water and I see them only once a year.


        2. No. We moved to the US from Poland 20 years ago. I am only a full time homeschooling Mom and photography is my hobby and passion.But in a few years my kids will be having their own lives and I am thinking what do I want to do in life? πŸ™‚


        3. Being a homeschooling mom is maybe the best work you could do. I will assume you are loving and very good at the school part. Having that freedom to be something else sounds kind of exciting too.

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        4. I do love teaching my kids. They like it too. It gives so much freedom to learn in your own style, explore the interests, travel, and learn a lot of what you want and some of what you must πŸ˜‰ It is the best job in the world πŸ™‚ Now that it is ending, it is exciting to figure out my future πŸ™‚

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  1. That car is a Koenigsegg Agera R!
    I love those cars so much and was taken up to 200mph in our old one……..
    Sadly, our Koenig is no more, but they’re still good and proper!!

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    1. Do you mean to say that you actually own one?!! Now that is just amazing! To have seen one one the road is exciting enough, but to have an acquaintance with the owner, now that is even better πŸ™‚ Safe driving – from what I read they are like wild horses – difficult to keep under control of the speed limit πŸ™‚

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      1. We used to have one. It was flippin’ expensive but we struggled to find anything wrong. Looked great, could do over 250mph, had great handling and also rode like a Rolls. But, alas, it broke down and the bill was HUGE so off it went and it was replaced. That was a sad day.

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        1. Possibly. I want to be a Richard Hammond when I’m older, so I could potentially earn a bit of money. I’d need to to get a ‘zegg though….

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    1. I read your post. I am glad of your high opinion of our little Focus – one of our best rentals yet. If I was in the market for buying a small car ( I normally drive a tank – read Dodge Grand Caravan :)) that would be my top option.

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      1. Yeah, they’re lovely. I have a Golf right now, It used to not be a scratch on the Focus, but now the Golf got worse and the Focus got better so now it’s a close-run thing…

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      1. I could be annoying and say we had one of those briefly πŸ™‚ It was old and cheap though – about 20 grand – so nothing too special. In a different league to the Koenig

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