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Maybe this tread was done before. I found a nice road on the way to Oxford, MS from Huntsville AL to see the Bama -Ole Miss game this weekend. From Highway 72 west in Northern Alabama you hit the Natchez Trace in Mississippi. Plenty of Nice S curves, short straights, then more curves and nicely paved. No bumps and very well maintained. The speed limit is 55 and I heard from the locals not go more than 10mph over.Its hard to talk your way out a ticket if if you have a badge which i don't. Beautiful country. If I didn't have 3 others in my V I could really do some carving. The V was so planted in the curves and it was fun opening up a bit coming out of corners. I never had some much fun running 55-70mph. Sweet spot found.
Where are the best drives in the country?
 

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Colorado, Utah and parts of California. I really liked heading west out of Death Valley. 5000 feet up, 4000 feet down, 4000 feet up and that was all within around 100 miles.
 

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There is a road in Harriman Park, NY that may very well be the the greatest road I've ever driven/ridden on. Four years ago I cracked my hip on a boulder on its shoulder after high-siding my Ducati 900SS and flipping into said rock. I have spent DAYS just going back and forth on this road, and NIGHTS going over the replays. I wouldn't assume that I'd ever be able to get past 3rd gear on said road, yet I doubt I could ever find a more challenging set of linked turns/hills/off-camber switches. One day I'll count the amount of turns on this paved ribbon of tire-shaving asphalt, off the top of my head its in the dozens....

It is Tiorate Rd, Harriman Park, NY. Every time it rains, the ache in my left side gives me a flashback. Its rained all week in NY....and I couldn't be happier.
 

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Interstate 77 through West Virginia was awesome
Absolutely!!!!

Also Skyline Drive, Blueridge Parkway.
 

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Any open highway within a mile of your exit ramp that you can see there are no cops -- let 'er rip thru 4th...
 

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...any Northern California mountain crossing road between 101 and Hwy1. You may never see 45+ mph but for on 101 and 1; but you will certainly feel the love...
Just remember the locals aren't expecting anything like that coming through most any day either - like the CalTrans Workers Give 'em a brake.
 

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Check out the 8 between Phoenix and San Diego, just west of Calexico to be exact. Its downhill and tight turns. Got the G meter over .4 at 100+
 

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Now that looks like a fun drive! Wrong side of the country for me...
 

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From when I lived in Arizona:

The back way from Phoenix to Prescott via Wickenburg. Take SR89 from Wickenburg. There's a great stretch where you're hugging the side of a mountiain and can see the desert spread out before you. Then there's plenty of twisties and corkscrew turns as you approach Prescott. One of my favorite drives.

In Oregon, the drive through the Columbia River Gorge is a fantastic drive whether you take the old Historic Highway (U.S. 30) or I-84. Pontiac did a press tour for the Solstice on that road.
 

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Come on V's, there has to be more sweet spots out there.
 

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If you want to wear out your G-meter, try route 250 between Staunton VA and Greenbank WV. Beautiful drive...your V will have it's tongue hanging out.:p
 

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Merle Corey said:
...any Northern California mountain crossing road between 101 and Hwy1. You may never see 45+ mph but for on 101 and 1; but you will certainly feel the love...
Just remember the locals aren't expecting anything like that coming through most any day either - like the CalTrans Workers Give 'em a brake.
True. I forget what the park name is but it's not too far north of Calistoga. VERY nice road. I'll have to look it up.

Also, there is a road in Fleming County, Kentucky called Sunset Locust Rd. Closest thing to a roller coaster ride you'll ever find.
 

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For you So. Cal Guys - Angeles National Forest has some of the most fun, empty roads in the summer time. Also Highway 2 off of the 210 is a fun, fast ride
 

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A good one for me is Hwy 154..........the San Marcos pass road........north of Santy Barbara up over the hill and down towards Buellton......lotsa fun although the highway patrol are up there sometimes.........also Hwy 33 north from Ventura. Once past Ojai and up the hill there are some good twisties......these always make the kids laugh and the wife squeal a little........makes me smile....just watch out for the bikes on the weekends. Dad used to live up that way and he would hear sirens every weekend......
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In flat ol' North Texas, I have to go with "the road under my 4 tires". :helpless:

Fortunately, I am taking notes on some of your listings. I found my wife her Solstice and it looks like I will be driving it from Western PA to Texas. I think some W Virginia and definitely Kentucky should be doable...stop in Bowling Green of course. Not a fast car, but gets similar cornering and braking test results as the V from what I've read. :D
 

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My favorite routes for any car and I would especially love driving the V down one of these. Any mountain pass in the Alps (Europe). Try around 45 hairpin turns on this one mountain pass in Italy. The German Autobahn. Drove it for a total of 8 years, fastest was 155mph in a 96TA. You think the V would go faster? JK Smooth roads that would make run craps seem like a luxury tire. Colorado, pick a route that goes through the mountains. My favorite is the Million Dollar Highway (US 550) from Durango to Grand Junction. Utah, a lot of pretty routes including multiple canyons. My favorties though are UT 12 from Bryce Canyon NP to Capital Reef NP and UT 150 through the Unitah Mountains. Beartooth Highway (US 212) in Montana and Wyoming. It was closed this season due to landslides. The road west of Death Valley I mentioned before. You can really use the full power of the V on that route. I-8 east of San Diego as someone mentioned California Coast Highway CA 1. The southern half gets less rain. Sedona Canyon in Arizona. This would look real cool in a Redline V at sunset since most of the rocks look like they are on fire. Sea to Sun Highway near Vancouver, BC. Those are just a few of my favorites, although I even enjoyed the V driving across US 6 in Nevada. I think I passed 5-6 cars in the 200+ miles from Ely to Tonapah. That was I passed 3 cars and 3 cars passed me going the opposite way. (I checked On Star and it worked)
 

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Highway 74 somewhere between San Diego, Ca, and Palm Desert, Ca....about five miles worth of switchbacks, and the best view ever. I can't wait to do it again.
 

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Highway 74 somewhere between San Diego, Ca, and Palm Desert, Ca....about five miles worth of switchbacks, and the best view ever. I can't wait to do it again.
Ah-h .. yes, know it like the back of my hand. Plus, from Palm Desert to the top of the Santa Rosa's it is about a 4000 ft elevation change.
 
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