[DML] Re: On the autobahn
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[DML] Re: On the autobahn

Hi Rich,

I am a Dutch D-owner, living north of Amsterdam.
I have friends living near Frankfurt/Main who wished to see my car.
I drove the car on the Autobahn at an average cruising speed of soem 
150 Kms/hr (approx 93 Mph). At some point on my trip I was overtaken 
first by a BMW, shortly thereafter by a big Mercedes. Both car owners 
challenged me by first overtaking, then driving in front of me, 
lowering speed so I had to overtake them to keep my speed.
By the time we did some 165 Kms (102 Mi) I got a little irritated by 
their behavior and wanted to show them what an old car like the D 
still was worth. I reached 190 Kms (approx 120 Mi) and saw the other 
cars get smaller and smaller in the rear view mirror.

I have to admit that the steering did not need any power at that 
speed, it felt a way like driving a VW Beetle, one of your countrymen 
refered to it as being somewhar squirrely, but not a moment of 
feeling unreliable.
I had to go slower then because of speed limits going up and down 

The experience was a little like "you may have a faster beemer or 
merc but if you don't dare going as fast as the car can go, you may 
have to give way to a slower car who's driver knows how to drive at 
high speed".

VIN #2572

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cruznmd" <racuti1@...> wrote:
> This question is primarily directed towards our European owners:
> Has anyone driven their DeLorean on the autobahn? Would you 
> the experience? Top speed? How did the car handle? Any comments 
> other drivers at times when you pulled off of the road for rest or 
> fuel?
> Please keep it on topic. I'm not asking about anyone's 
> cousin's friend who drove their BMW or their Opel GT or their Vespa 
> scooter....
> Just first-hand DMC-12 experiences please and thanks.
> Rich
> #5335


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