Living in the Rocky Mountains, we have some pretty epic backcountry roads that we might argue should be in the competition for “the best driving road in the world.” Then there’s a good majority of people that would assume it’s somewhere in the hills of California. But thanks to the former trio of Top Gear, and the current trio of The Grand Tour, that debate was put to rest when they declared the best driving road to be the Transfăgărășan Highway, in Romania of all places. The absolutely pristine 56-mile stretch of road that snakes through the Transylvanian Alps region is something that dreams are made of. I’m willing to bet that making a few laps on this spectacular road in some sort of supercar is something that sits at the top of every automotive enthusiast’s bucket list.
Imagine grabbing a handful of your friends and jumping in a rainbow assortment of Lamborghini Huracans for a canyon cruise experience that will live with you forever. It’s daydream fantasy for most of us, but not for this group of Lambo lovers. These extremely lucky individuals set out from the town of Sibiu, Romania in a few variations of the Huracan, including one of the record breaking Performantes. They had a 100-mile journey before they made it to the bottom of the iconic road. But once there they had their first glimpse at the nearly 60 miles of long sweeping turns, hairpin turns, and of course, the backdrop scenery that looks straight out of a Bob Ross painting.
The Transfăgărășan Highway is not only popular among car nuts because of its historical value, it’s located right in the heart of Transylvania and sitting at the top overlooking a portion of the road is the of Vlad III, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler, who is the inspiration behind Dracula. Now that the history lesson is out of the way, let’s get back to the driving bliss that is the Transfăgărășan Highway. It’s only open to the public during the summer months which is most likely due to the snow pack. So that leaves a fairly short period of time that you can experience this magnificent stretch of road. And unless you happen to live in the area, you’ve probably spent a good chunk of money to get there. My point being is that you’ll want to get the most out of it and that’s exactly what this group did.
They got as much of the experience on film with drones and other cameras. So not only will they be able to relive their amazing experience, outside of their own memories of course, but that means that we can go along and live vicariously through them. The video that’s been released so far is a short one, but still, gives you a good understanding of how amazing of an experience this must be. And when you see that road laid out like perfect ribbons of tarmac, there’s really no comparison to the roads we see here in the states. So add some material to your daydream bank and update those bucket lists because this is Lamborghini’s tackling the Transfăgărășan Highway. Enjoy!