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
Then tight left, tight right. How impossibly do these front tyres grip? There's just no apparent inertia, only a magnetic appetite for the turn. I guess this must be McLaren's brake-steer, the inside rear wheel braked to pivot you into the bend. It doesn't feel odd or artificial. It simply feels eye-popping. So Hammerhead's famous long, broadening line begins to open out through the McLaren's wide, deep windscreen, and the car simply erupts around the line. At which point, it hits a crest, a bump that can severely upset a car that doesn't have premier-league damping. Ha! The McLaren rides it like it was born to (and it was, because they do use this track for testing) and the near-vicious acceleration keeps up the pressure as the curve unwinds.