Imagine one lap around the sunny Portimao Circuit in Portugal with Chris Harris in the McLaren P1 running on its optional P Zero Trofeo R tires. You’d probably have the exact same face as Marino Franchitti above.
To get the Holy Trinity of hypercars together at a track, you need to have the right names in your phonebook. To drive the crap out of them and have as much fun as possible, you need Chris Harris, Tiff Needell and Marino Franchitti behind the wheels.
Chris Harris does what he does in Renault’s RS 01 racecar - that definitely isn’t an Audi R8, definitely - and sells me on a car I would never dream of being able to afford or use.
Yes, he even got this incredibly rare, super expensive, one of a kind 1953 Porsche a little sideways. Because it’s Chris Harris, and that’s just what he does.
Usually Chris Harris can contain himself. He’s English, after all. He has manners and restraint. Not this time. Not when the Bugatti EB110 Super Sport is involved.
Chris Harris is an Englishman. That means he’s from a land called England, where people are sophisticated and erudite and enjoy tea with the finest selection of boiled meats. Until recently America’s Ford Mustang was just too rowdy for these genteel people, but that’s about to change.
It’s a safe assumption, so let’s just get to it.
“Panameras are hideous. I’m not watching your videos any more.”
Chris Harris is a lucky, lucky man. The Goodwood Members Meeting brought out everything from road-based race cars to vintage F1 and Le Mans racers. Not only did Chris get to race a Rover SD1 touring car from the era when touring cars were based on road cars, but he also got to drive in a race of all Porsche 911s.
Chris Harris is the luckiest chap in the world. Chris Harris is the luckiest chap in the world. Chris Harris is the luckiest chap in the world. Chris Harris is the luckiest chap in the world. Chris Harris is the luckiest chap in the world.
The Mercedes-AMG C63 has never been the refined member of the small German sports sedan group. While BMW and Audi were studying for the SATs, the Mercedes was smoking cigarettes under the bleachers and skipping chemistry. But now there's a new C63. Is it still a tire smoking madman? Let's let Chris Harris explain.
All you need is a competition-prepped 911 on studded tires, a frozen lake in Sweden, and suddenly, that biting wind chill doesn't seem so bad.
The Lexus RC F is yet another sports coupe aiming to make BMW worry that the M3/M4 has past its prime and needs to be put out to pasture. What Lexus did create is a heavy car that can't match the BMWs on track, but what about cross country on the roads?
The latest Chris Harris on Cars tackles a subject very near and dear to my heart: 997-gen Porsche 911 Cup cars, built for the World Rally Championship's RGT class by the universe-saving heroes at Tuthill Porsche. It's a filthy, sideways good time.
The comparison between a Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the new Camaro Z/28 seems as ridiculous as Chevy actually making a track day car out of the Camaro, but it actually makes some sense. The Z/28 is one of the only track day cars that you can still buy with a manual gearbox.
When Ferrari launched the FF it caused a bit of a stir in the automotive world. It tipped many sacred cows, being an all-wheel-drive shooting brake designed for everyday usage, and frankly makes less sense as a Ferrari than anything they'd ever made before.