• Sep 27, 2009
The Top Gear crew is preparing the show's 14th season and they've gone to the home of Vlad the Impaler for some help. Piloting a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder, Aston Martin DBS Volante, and Ferrari California, the production closed down the Transfagarasan Road that climbs over Romania's Carpathian Mountains.

And as if the road itself, the area's scenery, and connection to Dracula weren't enough, it is said that the Transfagarasan has more tunnels and viaducts than any other road in Romania. It should make this particular TG episode a pump-up-the-volume affair.

Naturally, there are TG side stories to go with the news. When they weren't driving -- and putting scratches on the Gallardo and DBS -- they were drinking local "nectar" and relieving themselves in the woods. Ah, Top Gear, bring on season #14.

[Source: Romanian Times | Image: bortescristian via CC2.0]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      That California... it just keeps on getting more and more hideous every time I look at it.

      The rear end - both look and, well, sheer height of the deck - of that thing has always irritated me, but the photograph from the link from arhimede06 has seen the last bit of interest in that car die. Revolting, that thing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Someday, im taking my Sportbike on that road. That is must before i die.
      • 5 Years Ago

      • 5 Years Ago
      And shooting the footage in HD I hear.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish someone would close down a road like this for me - even if just for an hour of driving my friend's Mazdaspeed 3.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The roads there are practically closed. while going to see some property my father just bought in the area (sometime before 2007), I had my stepmothers X5 4.6. Not the most ideal car for carving through the mountains through, but it did the job. the roads were clear and actually very well maintained. the view was so beautiful, that you might actually consider slowing down to really take in everything (thats what the drive back is for, right?). If you want to know what it looks like, watch the GT3-RS/ Lambo Superlaggera/ Some Aston episode, the beginning part where its just two lanes, one each way, where your surrounded by trees, and it opens up either to a cliff edge or a lake.

        For sure, it was the best drive in my life, and I hope Top Gear shows it in all its glory.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You didn't have any trucks taking the racing line coming the other way? I had a couple when I drove the start of it after checking out the ruins of Vlad's castle.

        Nearly went off a few times between the trucks, driving on the other side of the road, and trying to take photos of the scenery as I went along. A fantastic road, just wish I was in something with more poke than a Focus when I did it
      • 5 Years Ago
      You mean season 14, season 13 already aired.
      • 5 Years Ago

      Think about something. They get PAID to do this. Is there a better job in the world? I think not, no get back to work.
      • 5 Years Ago
      jeremy has the astom, james has the lambo, and richard has the ferrari.


      Picture here: http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1374/6085185c86f9893560.jpg
        • 5 Years Ago
        Looking at that picture, the Ferrari just...isn't pretty enough. In a coupe, that's fine, because it will drive epicly. But if you want a convertible, looks are much more important, and both the Lambo and the Aston destroy the Ferrari in this case.
        • 5 Years Ago
        James? In a lambo? Something's wrong here
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yay! We in the US will get to see it in 2012!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Or you could go to streetfire and watch it streaming, no downloading no nothing. They come out on streetfire the day after the episode airs in the UK. Finalgear is wack...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Shouldn't that be '14th season'?
      • 5 Years Ago
      recharged95
      would you rather tedious dead straight roads? Mountain passes should be this layout, else what's the point of driving them?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've heard rumors that they've said it might be the best driving road in the world... It's absolutely spectacular. Can barely wait for it to be aired.

      ohh.. here are some pictures with them :D

      http://www.brylu.ro/poze-cu-echipa-top-gear-in-romania/
        • 5 Years Ago
        No, no, no. It's "the best driving road..... in the worrlld."
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, I recall Top Gear's episode where they look for the best road in the world, if this episode is anything like that, then it would be awesome! I can't wait for season 14.
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