Upon seeing this photo, I’m sure the majority of you will have a crisis. The Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 and McLaren P1 together at last in the Top Gear studio – and on your TV screens this Sunday. But unfortunately we’ve got some bad news…
The Stig won’t be taking any of them for a lap. Not yet anyway.
Whilst Jeremy is supposedly trying to make it happen, one or more of the manufacturers have not allowed Top Gear to power lap their cars – rumors suggest it might be Ferrari. While this may frustrate those who have been waiting to see whether Jeremy will be changing his name to Jennifer, it is easy to understand why Ferrari may not be comfortable with the keys to their million-pound, 950bhp flagship hypercar being given to the Stig.
The first factor to consider is that the LaFerrari, like the Enzo before it, is Ferrari’s top-tier model that will be produced in limited numbers – with just 499 being built. The hype surrounding the vehicle is incredible – and on paper it appears that it would smash the 918 and P1 into submission. But imagine if it didn’t? The fall out would be huge.
Well, at least the boys can argue over which one is best like they usually do. Episode 5 airs at 8pm on BBC Two on Sunday 22 February in the UK.