“In the wet, I was holding the wheel with both hands and jamming my knee against it, but I couldn’t keep it straight. If a car slides at 180kph, it’s okay. At 200kph, it gets a bit tricky.”
“It had handling like a race car, but there were big problems with the tires. We never had a proper tire for the car. I own one, and it is still on its first set...”
“When only two or three people in the world can drive the car properly, maybe it’s not a good idea. But all that power was fun. And the five-cylinder was such a nice sound...”
“It had so much power. Even with slick tires and four-wheel drive, you’d go round the corner making four black lines behind you. It was fantastic...”
“I did 307kph in Pflanzgarten on the Nordschleife. Faster than I go in a race car. It was getting very loose. There’s no space for mistakes. If you get a twitch, you’d disappear...”
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.