Ferrari LaFerrari vs McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 Spyder
Top Gear sizes up three of the most anticipated hypercars of 2013...
Posted: 02 May 2013
Just look at them, for a start. The Ferrari first, because it's the newest news - the other two have been copiously teased. Ferrari managed to guard the LaFerrari's design and even its name like Italian state secrets (actually far more securely than that, because so many more people wanted to know).
Anyway, the red car is curvy in a properly beautiful way. It's the product of a maker which has mastery of aerodynamics, but also has a masterly understanding that what really sets its cars apart is drop-dead desirability. In the time of the Enzo, it put aero at visual front-and-centre, but now its rivals have entered that territory too, so Ferrari has gone back to what it does best: knee-trembling beauty. Mind you that's not to say it doesn't also speak of function: the nose and doors give the impression that air moves through the car as much as the car moves through the air. And the general proportions put the vast V12 motor right on the podium.