Though exhilarating, the roads are very narrow in certain sections & without any barricades, so one mistake will careen you down the mountain.

BHPian karan561 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

The above video captures the “Feel & Raw Sounds” of driving up the Furka Pass, Switzerland.

The video starts off with a cinematic build-up intro to capture the raw sensations & excitement.

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Sport Mode ON

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At one of the hairpin turns

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Red Line Fury & Manual shifting captured

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And some breathtaking visuals

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Some Information about Furka Pass, Switzerland

  • Furka Pass is a legendary high-altitude mountain road in the Swiss Alps with an elevation of approx. 8000 ft. above sea level.
  • This mountain pass consists of steep slopes, switchbacks, sharp blind corners & tight hairpin turns.
  • About 3 kms below the ridge of the Pass, you can get a good view of the Rhone glacier.
  • The pass is open about 7 months a year usually from May to mid-November.
  • Was used as a location in the James Bond film, Goldfinger.

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My Driving Experience at the Furka Pass

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This is the first time I drove the Furka Pass, hence there was a great level of excitement. But once I started my hill climb the excitement was fueled by thrill, danger, adrenaline & passion. The thrill of driving a mid-engined RWD Porsche up such a mountain pass was unparalleled. Though exhilarating this pass is also considered one of the most dangerous in the world as the pass roads are very narrow in certain sections & without any barricades so one mistake will careen you down the mountain without much time to react or correct it.

However, the excitement, thrill & danger combined to give me a serious adrenaline boost as you can see in the video I got to really enjoy the car with enough oversteer action on the turns to keep the traction control light busy in a good way. Finally, the passion took over in the exploration of multiple red line shifting & ignored the fact that the car had a lightning-fast PDK & paddle shifters as I enjoyed shifting via the gear lever to get some old school feels as I was properly in the moment to enjoy the car, road & scenic landscape.

My Stay

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I stayed at Andermatt which is a Mountain village in the Canton of Uri. I highly recommend a stay at this location if one is visiting Furka Pass. I drove down from Zurich and stayed at Radisson Blu, Andermatt for the night & the next morning I did my drive of the Furka Pass. The hotel location is ideal to start off the Furka Pass drive from. I timed my stay/visit to get to drive on Monday so I could enjoy the pass to the fullest with the least cars/bikes & I was indeed lucky as I got absolutely zero traffic on the pass which you can witness in the video.

My Car

The car chosen for the Furka Pass drive was a Mid-Engine, RWD sports car. A Porsche. The 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster. With 300 hp & a sub 5 second 0-100 km/h time, it was a great car to have to activate the senses throughout the drive. The car was rented officially through Porsche Drive experience from their Zurich dealership.

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This car at the unique location of Furka Pass was indeed a celebratory fusion of nature with engineering, one more special drive added to the memories.

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