Even Top Gear’s fiercest critics will admit that no show could capture the raw energy of an exotic car better. By its last run of episodes, it hadn’t just settled down into a rote routine of speed and design, it had perfected the art of the ultimate vehicle review. And in one of its very last episodes, Top Gear reviewed the LaFerrari.
Whenever I’m feeling wistful these days about the loss of Top-Gear-that-was, and thinking with anticipation towards the thought of Top-Gear-that-will-be, I fire up the old music and pictures box and watch an episode from the show’s golden years, normally something between seasons eight and 13. A trip across the spine of Africa? Yes please. A compendium of communistical cars? I’ll watch that once more. Why bother with the newer episodes, I figure, I’ve just seen them.