McLaren 650S Drives Along Japan’s Scenic Hakone Turnpike: Video
This is the epitome of a relaxing supercar joyrideby Kirby, on
Some have called the Hakone Turnpike in Japan as one of the most scenic and beautiful roads in the world. It rests on the base of the Izu Peninsula and winds up to almost 3,300 feet from sea level, cutting through a breathtaking scenery of woodlands and Japense cherry blossoms. The road is smooth with plenty of sweeping curves that make for an incredible joyride atop the summit. Recently, McLaren brought a 650S Spider to the Hakode Turnpike to film a glorious video of the British supercar driving up one of the Japan’s most famous roads.
Mere descriptions of the car driving along the Hakone Turnpike don’t do justice to what you’re about to see. Suffice to say, it’s probably one of the best and most relaxing car videos we’ve seen all year. It features the glorious sound of the 650S Spider’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine piercing the tranquil scenery and joined by a soft yet effective background music that highlights the road and views ahead.
In a country dominated by its own lineup of sports cars and performance cars, watching a McLaren 650S Spider conquering the Hakone Turnpike might be a little jarring to some. But give it a chance. Crank up the speakers, sit back, and watch the video. There’s a lot to be said for something that can take your mind away from the stress of everyday life. So trust me when I say that the video you’re about to see is one of those times.
Enjoy it for what it’s worth because it’s hard to piece together a ride as inspiring as this one.