Presenter and journalist Jeremy Clarkson has made a list of cars that most would have liked-and proven-in recent months. He believes that a car should excel in something, whatever, so it is not a transportation appliance. We know your selection.
When a reporter Motor has worked for many years as Jeremy Clarkson, it'll end up being a routine and nothing comes to surprise or excite. But when it seems that one has already tested and sense everything that a car catches your eye is, at least, commendable. They are cars with something special, causing a torrent of sensations and distinguishes them from others.
Hence Clarkson chose their 10 favorite cars currently on sale, among which we find several sports models, but also models seemingly mundane. Clarkson affects his column that not only matter what ingredients are used, but how to combine them. What counts is the result. Although the list is varied, plentiful European models, there is only an Asian and an American. Curiously, none is manufactured in United Kingdom.
The first list is the Mazda MX-5, which follows a lineage of 25 years being the world's best selling roadster. The tested version is the most powerful, with 160 hp. Driving fun compared to play Twister with Scarlett Johansson and Cameron Díaz, all naked. He says MX-5 is the best in the saga, who is enthusiastic and vivacious, and that's what transmit its driver.
Jeremy Clarkson talks about the MX-5 in the same terms as their engineers wanted it to be, a car to enjoy driving well above the other, and he adds that it is a cure for depression, and it is not possible to drive while on bassoon. Values its simplicity, an affordable price, ease of use and driving sensations. Difficult to oppose.
Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Clarkson said to be the generalist car brand that you most excited puppy qualifies as a Ferrari, but needs some training. It refers to the remaining details comfort in this sport, which are the visibility, the hiss of air and noise. After a long journey, it is not such a pleasant experience.
However, Clarkson says this car "terrible" that has a soul and humanity, which is not simply a machine. That is, you forgive its flaws because it makes up for in other areas, as is done with a person. Its 240 hp mid-engine and rear-wheel drive are a recipe for feeling what driving in a supercar, but for much less money, but remains a far cry from the pocket of a mere mortal amount.
Much better opinion has the Mercedes-AMG GT S, which qualifies as the Mustang Mercedes. He feels raw and rebellious, and highlights the dimensions of the hood. Through his usual hyperbole, he considered to be so long that when we parked, it will take 20 minutes to arrive, which gives the feeling of driving a supertanker, which is so wide that could have a helipad built.
4.0 V8 Biturbo engine 500 hp is not as impressive -a priority compared to 6.2 naturally aspirated V8 AMG SLS, but he likes the whole more. It costs a lot less money, despite losing the gull-wing door, but it's a Mercedes that makes you forget what you have done decades ago in this brand. Everything on the market, in this league would be one of your first choices. It's not bad to be the first generation of German thoroughbreds.
Ford Focus RS must say that recalled the legendary Escort RS Cosworth which led 26 years ago, he was a hero of the working class (his humble origins). The Focus RS is for him like a Nissan GT-R at half price, a car with 350 horsepower is able to humiliate much more expensive and luxurious cars, even more powerful. Considered as the most special Ford has done in a quarter century.
Its all-wheel drive system, said to be the most advanced that has ever been assembled, regardless of the model and how much it cost. Surely it refers to the drifting mode, which allows timely to have the behavior of a rear-wheel drive crazy, like good American muscle. And all this for a very reasonable price, 31,000 pounds in your country.
Without leaving Ford, he could not miss the Mustang GT 5.0 V8. The pony car for 4,000 pounds more than the Focus RS, can finally buy RHD (what he calls the right side) because it was designed as a global car. He has not lost its American character, he says that incites to burn constanemtente wheels, and to take all curves with the rear right cross.
Very much in favor of this Mustang price less than what came to pay for a Volkswagen Golf GTI, but it is still very heavy. His verdict is "the time to believe in the myth". A muscle car is exhibited as such in the first meters. Do you remember what Bullit and transmitted the Mustang Boss? For it is nothing less than offer the American V8.
It is expressed in different terms for the Volvo XC90 2.0 turbodiesel engine with 220 hp, the D5. It's not the car that draws more attention, but is full of details that make the simple, intuitive driving, and above all, comfortable. To be able to relax driving, but rest assured that the machine is pending Swedish driver.
Highlights its ride quality, the diesel engine is much better insulated than in the first generation, the simplicity of the instrument panel (touch screen brings together most functions) or how nice it is to sit in their seats. Is the safety car and Sven Thor -are his words with assistant fatigue detection.
More curious is your verdict on the Opel Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTI engine with 136 hp. It is difficult to Clarkson's like a diesel engine, but speaks highly of him. In fact, he says that when visiting Bono (U2 singer) in France, was flabbergasted to see how the star moved on a Zafira diesel.
Without thinking twice, he has given it five stars, maximum. He says not feel anything when going over uneven ground to the chassis FlexRide He referred, with continuous monitoring of amortiguación- and that is the most comfortable car in the world. Yes, even more than the Rolls-Royce Phantom. In your opinion, it is the car that puts more repairs to transmit uneven surface inward. Remata your opinion remembering that it is a good Vauxhall, the British brand of General Motors (Opel is not sold in the UK).
Pepinazos back to the BMW M2 Coupe. Does not speak of it as the fastest M, but he says it is both fast curves, and straight, and does so entirely pleasant. He has changed his mind about the V8 M3 (E92) and the first M5. This is now his BMW M favorite.
Its 370 hp engine says that nothing in torque, meaning that you have left, and can be as fast as GT much more expensive brands. Now is the most accessible BMW M, obviating the existence of the M135i or M235i. The exterior is not the most striking of the world, but to drive it, is like taking a spaceship.
"devilishly good"That's what you think of Ferrari 488 GTB, which has more than 660 hp 3.9 V8 extracted from combining cutting 8,000-odd laps with biturbada power. A delicida reaching 100 km / h in 3 seconds flat. Qualifies as the perfect driving machine (for lack of a better word), but not five stars.
No criticizes the 488 GTB for having turbo, remembering that the F40 had turbo, and when Gilles Villeneuve competed with the Scuderia, also had turbocharged engines. Sounds like a Ferrari, it sounds good, does not distinguish bad action turbochargers, the driver does not see how he receives the intake air. A delight to drive, which can behave like a kitten or a thoroughbred. That's his best achievement, a thoroughbred that can be conducted with absolute docility.
Finally, close the Lamborghini Aventador list. Not the best supercar for sale, its engine has become obsolete'm compared to dinosaurs and there are hybrid models that surpass the not so heavy. But the Aventador has a 6.5 V12 engine atmospheric, and those three things at once is too big, we talk about potenca 700 hp all-wheel drive. It is the fastest of the list.
Although your brakes are not able to contain the onslaught motor brontosaurus, for their escapes out music, it is something that can only be understood driving a Lamborghini V12 in a circuit. Of all his opponents in the top of the race of supercars, the Aventador would be for him to buy it. He likes the McLaren P1, but qualifies as a sophisticated robot. He prefers to drive a dinosaur.
What do you think your choices?