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Driving a Porsche 911 on the German Autobahn

How fast can you go on Germany’s autobahn?

The answer? FAST.

First, let me start off by saying that renting a Porsche 911 is NOT a frugal thing to do – but for me, it’s all about experiences. We will gladly save money on other things in order to be able to afford to do pretty much the most epic thing you can do with a Porsche – drive on Germany’s autobahn.

Owning a Porsche is one of Nic’s dreams, so for the price of approximately $275 (included rental, insurance, gas, and km overage) he got the privilege of driving a brand new Porsche 911 Carerra S.

Keys in hand, ready to go!

Here we are, about to go pick up the Porsche from the airport parking lot. It’s kind of crazy how easy it is to rent luxury vehicles in Germany. And the stares we got as we drove off the lot? I swear, every single male turned to look at the car.

The German countryside never looked better

We drove on a mix of autobahn and ridiculously windy roads with hairpin turns. We were going so fast at one point that I thought I was going to be sick – so he pulled over and we had a small picnic lunch overlooking the countryside.

Checking out the car’s features

Nic decided to test out the car’s front storage capacity. I was surprised at how much room there was to store stuff in the front compartment, but the back seats are useless. I don’t know why they even bother putting them in there at all!

Going, going, gone…

So how fast did we actually go? Well, we were driving during rush hour, and our main concern was staying safe, so we didn’t attempt to go that fast. But I will say that when we were going around 120 km/h, we had huge trucks speeding by us as if we were the slowest vehicles on the road.

All in all, it was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Of course, I didn’t appreciate it as much as he did. :)

Krystal Yee

Krystal Yee is a travel blogger and personal finance expert with substantial media credits to her name. Lover of off-beat travel, hiking, French macarons, barefoot shoes, and her iPhone. Excel spreadsheet addict. She is currently living in Vancouver, plotting her next adventure.


Adam Hathaway

You have to make room in your budget for fun activities like these! That must have been a blast!

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I was really confused, and this answered all my quisseont.


I’m planning my German vacation now and am contemplating splurging a bit to do what you and Nic did. Who did you rent with?

Adele Cussato

A couple of years ago I drove the Porsche 911 Turbo through the Autobahn and it really was sensational, certainly an experience I would recommend to anyone. From memory I used a company called Europe Luxury Car Hire, they were good. Car came in top condition.

Tj Bakewell

Haha! I wouldn’t dare do this with the 911 turbo s I hired, it is insane how fast the the cars gets up to speed! We got out porsche 911 hire in the UK so it was not as fun as driving on the autobarn but taking it in the countryside with on the roads was crazy.