Stig vs the 12C Spider
Top Gear loves the 12C. But will the supercar experience be blunted with the Spider? We unleash Stig to find out
Posted: 01 May 2014
Time's up. I watch from the pit wall as Stig completes a final lap, leaving a fug of broadside smoke at each corner. Vapourised rubber and a heat haze chase the gasping Volcano Yellow Spider back into the pits. Things appear to have gone well: the brakes are smoking, the engine's ticking hotly and the tyres are bald - sure signs of a contented Stig. He swings off to the paddock, heading straight to the source of fresh rubber. He stops by the ramps, climbs out and waits expectantly, arms folded. But what's this? His head has come up and he stalks off, apparently distracted by the array of racing cars scattered around in here.
With new tyres attached, I grab my chance and back the Spider quietly out of the garage while Stig gently strokes the roll hoop of a Formula Three racer.