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
Still, it's good to know that even Ron Dennis is fallible, and that even his supercar can have exclusively supercar-like foibles. Although there's always a chance that he did this deliberately to confound his critics.
Another issue is that the buffeting around the headrest is a bit extreme at high speeds. Yet another is that, owing to the way the door opens and the rake of the windscreen, any 12C is a bit awkward to get in and out of. I'll be 50 in a few months' time, and I long ago recognised that I was too old to drive a convertible with any dignity. Now I'm beginning to look too old to leave one with any dignity, or indeed any impression of innate balance. The force that through the green fuse drives the flower is driving my green age, and it's depressing to discover that driving a supercar reveals it so utterly.