Chapter eight: Walter. Approved.
Two-time rally world champion Walter Röhrl saw the performance of the two F350s for himself at the BILSTER BERG at the end of April 2021.
It is a special moment for a constructor, a partner and entrepreneur and their team when one of the world’s most respected volunteers takes to the cockpits of the two debutants – especially as he is also known for not mincing his words when need be. But Walter Röhrl, the best rally performer on the globe in 1980 and 1982, has surprisingly little to complain about during his first encounter with the two F350s from “das triebwerk”. Although he is astonished by the special characteristics of the previously described worm-roller lock, the statement so feared in the industry: “Go away with that rubbish!” remains absent – and indeed for the whole (Fri) day. Although the development and presentation driver in the service of the Zuffenhausen-based dream (car) factory gives the odd tip on fine-tuning the Bilstein sports suspension, he seems very satisfied with the workmanship of the two “restomods”, and this despite his generally blunt critical attitude. The same goes for their two proud owners, for whom the world champion’s blessing has something sacred about it – almost like Urbi et Orbi. One of them is already transferring his just ennobled new acquisition into his private collection, the other sees his choice confirmed – and is looking forward to one or two more active kilometres on the road. One would like to shout out to both: “Carry on!”