Driving the scenic Furka Pass in Switzerland in a Porsche 718 Boxter

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.

Driving the scenic Furka Pass in Switzerland in a Porsche 718 Boxter

Sport Mode ON

Driving the scenic Furka Pass in Switzerland in a Porsche 718 Boxter

At one of the hairpin turns

Driving the scenic Furka Pass in Switzerland in a Porsche 718 Boxter

Red Line Fury & Manual shifting captured

Driving the scenic Furka Pass in Switzerland in a Porsche 718 Boxter

And some breathtaking visuals

Driving the scenic Furka Pass in Switzerland in a Porsche 718 Boxter

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.

Driving the scenic Furka Pass in Switzerland in a Porsche 718 Boxter

My Driving Experience at the Furka Pass

Driving the scenic Furka Pass in Switzerland in a Porsche 718 Boxter

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

Driving the scenic Furka Pass in Switzerland in a Porsche 718 Boxter

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.

Driving the scenic Furka Pass in Switzerland in a Porsche 718 Boxter

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.

News Related


Van maintenance tips: how to keep your van roadworthy

A few simple steps can protect your van from expensive issues, and ensure you get maximum value when you resell it... Read more »

1982 AMC Spirit GT Hatchback

American Motors Corporation (AMC) produced some of the most popular subcompact cars in the U.S. market. From the Gremlin to the Spirit, there are a fair few great subcompact rides ... Read more »

The Toyota bZ Compact SUV looks like an electrified Corolla Hatchback

A C-segment BEV for the European market Read more »

New-generation Ford Ranger launched locally

Ford recently introduced its new Ranger to the local motoring media, and we were there to put the newcomer through its paces to determine whether this is the new king ... Read more »

Proton X50 Premium


Munro MK1 off-roader revealed as Scotland’s first production car in over 40 years

The British-built EV is intended as an alternative to traditional pickups and SUVs Read more »

New Skoda Enyaq iV vRS 2023 review

Skoda's hot electric SUV is a useful addition to the range but doesn't do enough to become its highlight Read more »

1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V Emilio Pucci Edition

Setting the Lincoln Mark V apart from other luxury manufacturers in period were the various special editions offered. This included the Luxury Group offered from 1977 to 1979, the Designer ... Read more »

Has Formula E conquered its biggest Gen3 technical problem?

Exactly a year ago, unbeknown to anyone other than Williams Advanced Engineering and senior FIA technical staff, Formula E’s Gen3 project hit a first major obstacle. It was discovered that ... Read more »

Explained: Key differences between hybrid batteries & EV batteries

Because of the fact that the batteries in the pure EV have to be always charged to the fullest to ensure maximum range, they tend degrade that much faster. BHPian ... Read more »

GoCar Malaysia is offering savings up to 70% in conjunction with GoEV's first anniversary

PETALING JAY: In conjunction with GoEV’s first anniversary, GoCar Malaysia is offering up to 70% savings (capped at RM80) on GoEV car sharing bookings with the promo code “1STGOEV”. The ... Read more »

Russell interview: Mental dip, beating Hamilton and title outlook

When George Russell crossed the finish line in Brazil and became a Formula 1 grand prix winner, the emotions that burst to the surface included a sense of relief felt ... Read more »

Stylish Next-Gen Mercedes E-Class Shows Production Body On Camera

New Mercedes E-Class spy video lead image Stylish Next-Gen Mercedes E-Class Shows Production Body On Camera The chances of seeing the all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class debut before the end of the ... Read more »

2023 Hyundai Stargazer Misses Out On 5-Star ASEAN NCAP Rating

Hyundai’s first-ever compact MPV, the Stargazer managed just a 4-star safety rating at the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program or ASEAN NCAP. Tested using the ASEAN NCAP 2021-2025 assessment protocol, ... Read more »

Fuel Price Live Updates 8- to 14-Dec 2022: RON 97 now 10 sen cheaper, RM 3.75/litre

RON 97 finally sees a downtrend, and fuel prices for the week of 8- to 14-Dec 2022 are as follows. Fuel Price Live Updates 8- to 14-Dec 2022 Type Price/litre ... Read more »

Capture the best deals from DDPAI this 12.12 to capture the best dashcam footage

It goes without saying that the open road can be a dangerous place. A few years ago, any accident on the road involving 2 or more parties was essentially a ... Read more »

2023 LDV Mifa 9 EV people-mover receives five-star ANCAP safety rating

Snapshot LDV Mifa 9 electric MPV gets five-star ANCAP under 2022 criteria Does not apply to petrol LDV Mifa Third row only has child seat top tethers on the left ... Read more »

2023 Isuzu D-Max, MU-X and Mazda BT-50 score minor safety updates, revised ANCAP rating

Snapshot 2023 Isuzu D-Max, MU-X and Mazda BT-50 receive minor safety revisions Updated five-star ANCAP safety rating with a 2022 datestamp, replacing the previous 2020 rating Applies to vehicles produced ... Read more »

2023 BMW X1 obtains five-star ANCAP safety rating

Snapshot BMW X1 small luxury SUV receives five-star ANCAP under 2022 criteria Weak performance for protecting the driver’s chest in frontal offset test Does not apply to all-electric iX1 version ... Read more »

Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato Teased, Coming In 2023

Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato Could it be the Giulia Coupe we’ve been dreaming of? We’ve been talking about Alfa Romeo’s long-awaited supercar for quite a while and yet the ... Read more »

Why Electric Motorcycles Just Can't Beat Combustion — Yet

Technology is improving. But electric motos remain where cars were in 2015. Read more »

Coulthard: ‘F***king idiots’ claim Verstappen’s F1 success is car-related

Ex-Formula 1 driver David Coulthard says that a person would have to be a “fucking idiot” to claim that Max Verstappen’s F1 success is down to his cars. In 2022, ... Read more »

Tesla Model Y launched in Thailand – from ~RM246k, up to 542 km range

One of the two cars that spearhead Tesla’s entry into the Thailand market is the Tesla Model Y, now offered in three variants in the land of smiles. Prices start ... Read more »

New baby Tesla in this week’s Auto Express

In this week’s bumper special issue we have exclusive images of Tesla’s new VW Golf rival and look at Toyota’s C-HR Prologue concept Read more »

IIHS: Improved headlights boost 2023 Kia EV6 to TOP SAFETY PICK+ award

The 2023 Kia EV6, an electric small SUV, earns a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety thanks to improved headlight offerings Read more »

Volvo receives record order for electric trucks in Australia

Australian express freight company, Team Global Express, has placed an order for 36 Volvo electric trucks Read more »

Plus 200 Gigalight, the new Bosch halogen headlamp bulb, with up to 200 percent brighter light

Seeing far ahead and being seen in time are decisive criteria for road safety, especially when driving at night Read more »

Rumour: Tata Nano could return in an electric avatar

Tata could upgrade the Nano’s existing platform to support its electric powertrain. According to media reports, there are rumours suggesting that Tata Motors could be planning to bring back the ... Read more »

Maserati Formula E race car livery revealed

MODENA (Italy): Maserati MSG Racing has unveiled the livery of the Maserati Tipo Folgore Gen3 – the first fully electric racing car in the history of Maserati – that will ... Read more »

Senja and Bukit Panjang Residents Rejoice - The Roadworks are Over, New Road Interchange to be Operational From 17th December 2022

Senja and Bukit Batok Residents rejoice – the roadworks are finally complete, and you can now enjoy the improved connections to KJE and BKE via Senja Road. The new road ... Read more »

Classic cars you should buy now (if you can afford to): From the original Ford Fiesta to Lamborghini's iconic Diablo - ten models predicted to soar in value from 2023

Hagerty's Bull Market report lists classic and collectible cars with potential for a rise in value in the near futureIt's aimed at petrolheads who will drive the vehicles during their ownership rather than hide them in storageBoffins at Hagerty make predictions by analysing UK insurance values over previous years and other marketsThey also track auction sale results and private sales to find four-wheel gems ripe for a rise in price Among the models identified as sound investments for 2023 range from the Triumph's Spitfire to a Ford FiestaSee the full 10 recommendations, their average price today and reasons why you should buy them right now Read more »

International First Drive: Nissan X-Trail

Nissan's fourth-generation X-Trail has arrived with a new look, platform, and new tech. Read more »

Signal Climate Analytics: Large multinational automakers struggling to meet ambitious net zero targets and compete with pureplay EV companies

New report ranks 29 of the largest car companies on their alignment with net zero goals Read more »

December 2022 COE Results 1st Bidding: Premiums Drop Across All Five Categories

In the 1st COE bidding exercise for December 2022, Cat A closed at $88,503, Cat B at $105,501, Cat C at $81,501, Cat D at $12,100, and Cat E at ... Read more »

How RE Himalayan came into picture: My buying & ownership experience

The Classic 350 wasn’t interesting & unique enough compared to the Interceptor 650 & the Meteor 350 didn’t appeal much. BHPian Shobhitsaxena recently shared this with other enthusiasts. After going ... Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network