Speed Week: the Brits fly south
Tom Ford leads the British group to France, with a pit stop at Le Mans
Posted: 16 Aug 2013
The Fiesta, on the other hand, is second-by-second exploitable. Properly fantastic. A friendly, accessible balance and simply superb chassis control. It's fun all of the time and, with a bit of a Mountune pep-up, it also now has the grunt to keep the big stuff in sight, even if it does get lost come the straights. I'm a little bit in love with this one, I have to admit.
Which leaves the McLaren and Porsche. They might have wildly different price tags, but they share a lot, these two, and not just a neighbourly Pantone. Mostly in the way the steering communicates, in the balance through a corner and the surety of their responses. But also in the way they both glide through the dull bits, then step up several gears when you decide to go fast. Either of these cars is easy to drive quickly, by anyone, but should you have the ability, they are also capable of satisfying the most demanding of drivers. It's a bloody hard trick to pull off, but one which both the Cayman and the 12C Spider deliver with apparent ease. It's a cracking group, this.