TG Speed Week: The Supercars
McLaren MP4-12C. Lamborghini LP700-4. Noble M600. 1,942bhp, three cars and one very worried-looking journalist
Posted: 11 Apr 2013
Today is going to be a pretty extraordinary one. We arrived hours before the 9am track opening, and as the three supercars are lined up, shards of mouth-drying tension - equal parts allure and menace - zings from them just as sharply as the glinting highlights of the morning sun.
Oh, there's more to them than this one fantasy day. Out of track captivity, their characters are as different as spring, summer and autumn. The McLaren has astounding comfort and touring ability. The Aventador, conversely, never drops its sheer attention-hogging dramatics, hovering on the line between divine lunacy and cussed idiocy. The Noble, whisper it, harks back to the Ferrari F40, when hypercars really did stimulate in overdose measure, but made demands to match. But, for the rest of these pages, you'll excuse me if I concentrate on our Dunsfold day.