A partnership between Volkswagen and navigation app Waze is set to offer roads ideally suited to get the most from GTI-badged models.
The ‘Superdrives’ campaign aims to match fun routes with GTI owners, with the tarmac choices specially selected. Volunteer Waze map editors have spent time sorting roads based on a number of criteria and ranking them in order.
Routes have been selected based upon proximity to points of interest, number of engaging corners, the volume of traffic, and even whether any incidents have been reported. Those picked are meant to fit the Volkswagen GTI ethos of driving enjoyment.
While driving, roads optimised for the GTI experience appear on the Waze app once a driver is within 12 miles of them. A special emblem will be shown, letting the driver set the navigation system to head for the ‘Superdrive’ highway.
Both Volkswagen and Waze are keen to stress that the selected routes should not encourage speeding or reckless driving. Thankfully the app doesn’t record fastest times, meaning there should be no competition between the two million Waze users.
You’ll need to be quick to find them though, as the GTI Superdrives campaign is only set to last throughout the summer months.
Although all of the 75 specially curated routes should offer fun, Waze has selected 10 which meet all the GTI criteria. So whether you drive an Up, Polo, or Golf GTI the following roads should prove to be enjoyable.
Top 10 GTI roads according to Waze
- B3135 from Cheddar to Ashwick
- A940-A939-A944-A97 (from Forres to Alford)
- from A701 Moffat to A700 Edinburgh
- A308, B3021, B3026, Old Windsor – Dorney
- Alcester to Wilmcote
- Draycote Water to Warwick
- Hard Knot Pass: Skelwith Bridge to Gosforth
- A675 Bolton to Blackburn