Cabrio of the Year: 12C Spider
James takes the 12C Spider for a sprint through four seasons from Europe’s highest road to the beach…
Posted: 14 Jan 2013
To put it another way, the Ferrari experience is quite cool and a bit artistic. It's like handling an exquisitely sculpted statue. The McLaren is more like fondling a real human being; warmer and more comforting. This is the opposite of what popular preconception would suggest.
It's now no secret - although the man from McLaren didn't know, so I didn't mention it - that I recently bought a 458. Even at the last minute, I wondered if the McLaren might be the more knowing choice. I still wonder sometimes, and when a man tweeted me the other day to tell me he'd ordered the car formerly known as the MP4-12C, I couldn't readily respond with a Ferrari-centric put-down. There isn't one. The McLaren is a terrific car.