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
It's not just that it sometimes crashed and locked me resolutely into a small village even though I'd long since roared off into the mountains. The angle of the screen is such that with the roof down and the sun anywhere overhead, you simply can't see it. This means you have to cup a free hand around it to make out the picture, leaving you with no free hand to touch the screen. And while the rest of the electronic interface is simpler and more logical than a Ferrari 458's, the satnav is convoluted.
I don't really want to go on about this. Yes I do. Developing your own satnav software in a world already oversupplied with excellent satnav software is a bit like trying to cook your own Indian food. It takes ages, and it's still crap compared with the stuff from the nearest restaurant.