Richard Hammond on Ferrari F40 vs Porsche 959
Richard finally got to drive his childhood supercar heroes in this series of Top Gear. Here’s a gallery of that amazing showdown
Posted: 21 Sep 2012
You see, to encounter the Porsche 959 and Ferrari F40, together, making their wondrous music on our humble little track at the same time, is like walking into your local to find Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton ripped off their respective tits on tequila, locked in a guitar battle over Gemma Arterton. OK, well that's a bit weird, but you take my point: to those who remember them, this is the most significant pairing of cars imaginable.
Let me try one last time to paint a picture for you that will convey the significance of this moment. If in 25 years' time you were presented with a magazine feature showing the Pagani Huayra and the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, then you would hop up and down, waving the pages in your kids' faces and telling them what the cars meant to you. These two are the Veyron and Huayra of their time. The ultimates. No doubt about it.