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
The back-and-forth continues throughout the couple of days we spend on the island. The McLaren has the more ergonomically comfortable, well-designed and slick interior, but the Ferrari has a sense of occasion missing from the MP4-12C. The car from Woking may have the more impressive roll-on acceleration, but the Ferrari makes such a bonkers noise - worth at least 10 imaginary mph - and has such delicious, natural throttle response, that the fact that the McLaren is actually faster doesn't count for much. Then again, I wouldn't expect to pay £170,000+ to get beaten, even if the odds of running into each other are microscopic.