Fifth Gear :: McLaren MP4-12c vs Ferrari 458 Italia

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  1. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Life is tough as a motoring journalist sometimes, other days you show up to work and find a McLaren MP4-12c and a Ferrari 458 Italia that you have wring out.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahsIOVx93zs]YouTube - ‪Fifth Gear - McLaren MP4-12c vs Ferrari 458 Italia‬‏[/ame]
     
  2. rigidjunkie

    rigidjunkie New Member

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    And I will be using this video in my thesis entitled "When car writers turned into drifting *******s." I just don't like that I can't go sideways around the track, it is just a slower car because it is not constantly sideways. NO THERE IS A REASON YOU DO NOT SEE F1, NASCAR, OR ANY OTHER RACE SERIES OUTSIDE DIRT TRACK SPENDING THE WHOLE TIME SIDEWAYS. It was one thing when we just got pictures, but now that they all do video it has become a drifting competition for all of them. I do not give two poops about how sideways the car will go I want to know how fast it is when you are trying to go faster than the other cars.
     
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    It'll go faster than my MINI I'm sure :incazzato:

    Rigid I'm with you on that whole drift scene. Since when has that been the exclusive measure of car handling? Not that I have the cash, but if I did, but since I couldnt drive either car to its full engineered limit, I'd have to start differentiating based on 'look-&-feel', and in that department, I tip my hat to the McLaren.
     
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    I just picture the scene in Jerry Miguire where Jerry tells the guy "help me help you." The McLaren is trying to help you go faster, you trying to get it to slide is making you slower. Maybe they could add a setting to the traction controle labled drifting.
     

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