Top Gear’s supercar showdown
Five of this year’s finest supercars, plus some perfect roads and errant livestock. Sound like heaven? It’s certainly close
Posted: 02 Feb 2011
Snowdonia looks like Middle Earth. From our mountainside car-park base close to Capel Curig - officially the wettest place in Wales, which is no mean feat - we watch as great tracts of cloud roll in off the Irish sea. We have no option but to take shelter as the weather gets unseasonably medieval on our asses.
Except that conditions like these really up the ante. In that same remote car park sits a Ferrari 458, a Lambo Gallardo Superleggera, a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a Merc SLS AMG, and a Lexus LFA. (There's also one of those hideous Hymer RVs with a German couple inside, but we'll leave them out of this.) That's some collection of cars, 2010's finest. It's also a total of 2,713bhp, a fair few thousand kilograms of aluminium, carbon fibre and expensively reinforced plastic, a combined top speed north of 1,000mph (they'll all do 200mph or close to it), and near enough a million quid's worth.
*As featured in the September issue of TopGear magazine*