Clarkson on the MP4-12C
OK, we all know that the new McLaren is fast, but is it better than the Ferrari 458 Italia? Jeremy decides
Posted: 28 Mar 2011
That's not really possible though, because visibility is another area where the McLaren trumps the Fezza. I'm not suggesting for a moment that the 458 is a postbox, but in the McLaren, because the windscreen is so deep and the top of the front wings are precisely over the centre of the front wheels, you are alwaysexactly where you want to be.
Yes, yes, yes, I can hear you saying. But is it fast?
Yes. Biblically so. In Track mode, with all the driver aids turned down to a minimum, it absolutely flies. In a straight line, and round the corners, I would say that it is faster than the 458. And with the optional ceramic brakes, and that big wing on the back, I would guess it stops faster too.