Jeremy Clarkson is no stranger to driving fast cars and he’s certainly not one to sugarcoat his opinions, especially when he’s got some pretty sharp criticism of the vehicle he’s driving.
Recently, the outspoken and often times hilarious host of Top Gear got a chance to drive the Ferrari 458 Italia , a car that everyone seems to be in love with. For his part, Clarkson took a few shots at a disturbing – as far as he’s concerned - part of the new Ferrari supercar: the steering wheel.
According to Clarkson, Ferrari’s decision to put a boatload of controls on the 458, including the turn lights, the wipers, the traction control, and the headlights, makes it a little more difficult to use when the car is in motion because, well, the wheel moves a lot.
But despite that little bone, Clarkson had no problem going gaga over what he claims to be the “prettiest Ferrari ” to come along since the iconic 1975 Ferrari 308 . And much to his delight, the 458 Italia is far from being just a pretty Ferrari.
Using James May’s very own Ferrari 430 , Clarkson took the wheel of the 458 Italia and raced it with the 430 that was piloted by no less than resident driver The Stig. No sooner than the start of the race did the 458 Italia immediately display its mind-blowing power over the ‘outdated’ 430, humiliating the latter in spectacular fashion and proving without a tinge of doubt that the 458 Italia, despite the complicated wheel, is a Ferrari super car for all ages.