Gallery: Europe in a 207mph McLaren 12C
Paul Horrell continues our world tour with the only continent that can lay claim to the supercar title…
Posted: 18 Apr 2013
It’s not perfect, by the way: the steering could be sharper in its very smallest motions, as the Ferrari 458’s is. And sometimes the dampers get out of phase with this road and set up a repeated, vertical hop. But the Ferrari has a different way of getting upset by similar bumps, and I still suspect the McLaren is the faster and more secure through this sort of territory.
But after mile upon mile of this progress, bodily muscles humming from the lateral and longitudinal forces, ears singing, synapses tingling, the McLaren swings onto the autoroute, and starts to do something supercars have always been surprisingly adept at. Just sitting there, rock-solid, spitting out in steady rhythm the lane-marking blips for hundreds of miles at a time. Actually, the McLaren is better than any other, because its driving position and ride and refinement are so good.