Top Gear meets Dario Franchitti
Triple Indycar champion, married to a movie star, car nut. Super Dario lets his driving do the talking in a Fezza face-off
Posted: 28 May 2012
"You've got a 458?" I ask, cursing my lax research - the idea was to get Dario into a car he hadn't driven before. "Had. For two weeks. Only did 700 miles in it. It's a crying shame really, but the standard seats have no support. These," he says, wriggling himself into the optional £4,626 carbon-shell racing seats, "are so much better." Couldn't you have just upgraded the seats? That elicits a wry smile in which I also detect a slight hint of embarrassment of the privileged financial position Dario's success has brought him. "To be honest, I didn't like the noise it made, either - that flat drone, and it's a wee bit artificial, especially after that," he says, nodding at the F40.