The Top Gear team’s highlights of 2013
Some of the best motoring memories from the last year from everyone at Top Gear HQ
Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Paul Horrell, Consultant Editor, Top Gear Magazine
Can't keep it to a single highlight because the joy of this job is its variety. Long uninterrupted blue-sky empty-road drives of the F-Type in the Western Highlands, and the AMG SLS Black across high Alpine passes, had me bursting out of my skin with joy. But really this year has been about the true revolutions, and I've been fascinated and privileged to get to know the engineers and follow the development of the VW XL1, Porsche 918 and BMW i cars. Driving them is immensely satisfying to the intellect, but don't worry they're still old-fashioned fun too. All the same things apply to the Jaguar C-X75, but I drove it after it had been put into cryogenic suspension, sadly. Oh, and when I criticised the idea of Ferrari teddy bears to Luca de Montezemolo, as I often do, he graciously responded by giving one to my five-year-old daughter. That shut me up.