With stops along the way at notable landmarks, the first came at the Schwarzenbach Dam, where 16 Koenigseggs lined up for a unique and quite wonderful photo opportunity. The chance to walk across the amazing dam was taken by many of the Ghost Squadron participants, but it was the opportunity to line up in a unique collection of machinery in stunning surroundings that was of the greatest appeal.
At stops along the way, crowds gathered to admire this special group of beautifully made and superbly engineered hypercars, a sight that is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The friendly locals of the Black Forest region appeared everywhere the Ghost Squadron chose to stop, not least in the picturesque town of Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, where the beautiful Hotel Dollenburg played host to the team for lunch.
The Saturday coincided with the England vs. Sweden quarter final in the football World Cup, which prompted a friendly evening of fun rivalry between nationals from the two countries attending the Ghost Squadron tour. Following the stop, the cars and drivers headed for a nearby go-karting track to enjoy some high speed action.
While speeds of the karts may not match those of the various Koenigsegg models – the Agera R, for example, with its 1100bhp engine, can reach more than 275mph thanks to its stunning aerodynamics and technology – yet being so close to the ground and in such a light machine certainly brought out the competitive spirit in many of the entrants, prior to heading back to base to relax for Saturday evening.