Clarkson on the Ferrari 458
Jeremy takes the Ferrari to the very limits of grip... at 37mph
Posted: 16 Jun 2011
A BMW coming the other way slithered into a massive tank-slapper and as I braked to give the poor bastard more room, absolutely nothing happened. The ABS did that slow-motion thing it always does on ice and snow, and it was only luck, and quite a bit of screaming on both our parts, that meant we didn't have a head-on.
Over the next hundred miles or so, I didn't really learn very much except that it is possible to go for many hours without blinking. Or breathing. So far as the car's concerned? Nothing to report, I'm afraid. Bad weather levels the playing field so that your bright red supercar is no more and no less able to move about than your beige Peugeot.