Top Gear’s supercar showdown 2010
Snowdonia looks like Middle Earth. From our mountainside car-park base close to Capel Curig - officially the wettest place in Wales, which is no mean feat - we watch as great tracts of cloud roll in off the Irish sea. We have no option but to take shelter as the weather gets unseasonably medieval on our arses.
Except that conditions like these really up the ante. In that same remote car park sits a Ferrari 458, a Lambo Gallardo Superleggera, a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a Merc SLS AMG, and a Lexus LFA. (There's also one of those hideous Hymer RVs with a German couple inside, but we'll leave them out of this.) That's some collection of cars, 2010's finest. It's also a total of 2023kW, a fair few thousand kilograms of aluminium, carbon fibre and expensively reinforced plastic, a combined top speed north of 1600km/h (they'll all do 320km/h or close to it), and near enough $1.7M worth.
*As featured in the current issue of TopGear magazine*