Supercars: With Bread and In Ditches

Ferrari McLaren Ford

My good friend Jeremy Clarkson has a way with words. (I liked him on Facebook, which means we’re friends, right?)

Here’s a status he so eloquently posted yesterday on his fan page:

Supercars appeal to the small boy in us all. We may hate the bastards who have them and we may know they make no sense at all, but that doesn’t stop us wanting one.

Well, we only hate the people who have them when they don’t appreciate them or have the skill to drive them. For those people, the car is nothing more than a symbol of success. For others, though, the supercar is owned because of a true passion for the design, engineering and performance behind the car.

Both types of people have made the news over the last couple of days.

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McLaren MP4-12C Spider Hotter Than Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

McLaren MP4-12C Spider

On the list of things the world can’t get enough of, I would place: beer, Pirelli calendars and convertible supercars capable of topping the 200-mph mark.

The topless supercar club currently marks its membership with the likes of the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, the Bentley Continental Supersports, the Bugatti Veyron, the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider and a number of topless Lamborghini models.

There’s a new member, though, which strolls into the club with confidence and looks that could send the owners of other cars running directly for the nearest McLaren dealer.

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