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
The 458 is just so complete, which is an unusual thing to conclude about a Ferrari. But then, the SLS - with its wonderfully savage 6.2-litre, hand-built AMG V8 and eye-popping looks - is a hugely charismatic car to be around. The Porsche has the authenticity, a soaring race-car character and a beautiful, gutsy, free-flowing engine. The Lamborghini corners the hardest of all, is massively confident, and gigantically, hilariously fast. The Lexus is mad as a brush, but its 4.8-litre V10 runs the Ferrari's V8 very close indeed for high-revving thunder. Yes, you read that right: a Lexus engine that's close to Ferrari good.
That's the class of 2010. Seriously, the best ever. The best ever.