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
As Pat Devereux observes at one point, "it's as hi-tech as any of the other cars, you just don't always realise." He's right, but hook up a string of corners, maximising entry and exit speeds and getting your line just right, and you can feel the breath of genius on the back of your neck.
The Porsche is genuinely spine-tingling. Maybe because it's the one you'd least want to make a mistake in. You have to concentrate pretty hard in the Porsche. This is a good thing for the soul.
The Lambo isn't the same immediate fit. The Superleggera is awkward to sit in, awkward to see out of, and is starting to feel its age. But even in stripped-out form (it weighs an impressively lean 1,340kg), its stability and sense of purpose is incredible.