Welcome to the famed Autobahn, an intricate system of motorways connecting various German regions and cities. First conceived in the late 1920s, the widely known Autobahn was completed during the Nazi era and is the fourth largest highway network in the world. The “Rainmaster” Rudolf Caracciola, a German driver that won a historic six German Grand Prix titles, left his indelible mark upon the Autobahn and set one of the highest speeds ever achieved on a public road at 268 mph. Yet, only a few vehicles such as the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed have the power, stability, braking capacity, and the efficiency to accelerate up to 205 mph in a short cycle of time and decrease speed profusely before hitting impending traffic.
Automotive Rhythms was on hand in Munich, Germany and its surrounding regions to witness and experience the unimaginable acceleration and the handcrafted accouterments of the Speed. Upon arriving from Washington, D.C., a welcome party of multi-hued Speeds from Apple Green and Rubino Red to Continental Yellow and Burnt Orange adorned the airport pavilion for thousands of on-the-go passengers to daydream upon. The stately power and sophistication of the Bentley W12 6.0 liter engine is what it’s really all about as we would soon discover in route to the Bavarian Alps by way of the Autobahn to nestle into our final destination at the InterContinental Berchtesgaden Resort.