McLaren MP4-12C vs Ferrari 458 Italia
It's the twin test of 2011: Ferrari vs McLaren on the Isle of Man, without limits...
Posted: 14 Jul 2011
"I accelerated hard and then looked round, and it was, like, there. Right beside me. That's not usual for something with four wheels... and watching that thing go around a corner fast - there's no way you could get a bike around that corner at that speed. On long-radius corners and straights, the power-to-weight means the bike catches up, but I've not seen a road car that has grip like that." This from the first man to run a lap of the TT course at an average of over 130mph. But funnily enough, McGuinness seems genuinely interested. And a bit confused by the line the car takes around Jurby.
"Bike lines and car lines are totally different. If I turned in where these two cars have been, I'd never get round: a bike trailbrakes into the apex and carries more speed through the corner. A car can do all its braking in a straight line and apex, then get hard on the power earlier."