Then my friend and I hopped in the Z4, put the top down, and began our 2 hour journey to Stuttgart
Part of the drive to Stuttgart was unrestricted
I was trying to break the car in but I had to give her a little juice
it is completely legal after all
Once arriving in Stuttgart we first went to the Porsche Museum
Then we took the 5 minute drive over to the Mercedes-Benz Museum
My friend snapped a few quick pictures of the Z4 in the parking garage at the MB museum
she looks pretty good with the top up!
After spending the night in Stuttgart, we drove to 5+ hours in the Z4 to Brussels, Belgium
we did not have any automotive activities planned, but we got to spend the day in the city
The next morning it was off to Paris, France for our last destination for the trip
we dropped off my car so it could begin its journey back to the US (6-8 weeks
) before entering the city
and such a tease
Anyway, when we get to Paris we quickly dropped our luggage off at the hotel and began to walk around
we only had a day and a half so we wanted to make the most out of it
this was one of the first few things we saw
I was like WTF!?!?! My first thought was Top Gear, but I do not think it was Clarkson and the gang
The rest of Paris was beautiful
we saw the exhibit of some of Ralph Laurens car collection but werent allowed to take pictures
his McLaren F1 LM was there
Overall, it was an amazing experience that I am very thankful I was able to have at this point in my life. If any of you ever get the chance to do something like this I highly recommend it!
As far as the Z4 goes, I put 675 miles on it and really had a blast. It is very, very quick! Significantly faster than my E46 M3 was
the driving position and the top-down aspect really make it a lot of fun even if youre not racing around. The DCT was great too! Ill post a better review of the car after it is back in my hands in the beginning of September and I can put some more miles on it.
is the link to my friends Flickr album that has a few more of his pics from the trip.