Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
It's been a while since we'd had Old Top Gear, so I figured hey why not bring that back. And, of course, Old Top Gear returns in grand 1990's style, with this review of the Ferrari 550 Maranello.
I never quite "got" the 550 and its immediate successor, the 575M. Both were such a radical departure from the supremely radical Testarossa before them, that I feel they went too much the other way in the styling department. Ferraris are supposed to be all swooping lines and sweeping vistas, I tell myself, and these two don't make the cut. I'm not sure what they look like, but they don't exactly appear the part of the fire-breathing V12 stallion. Just consider that today's Ferrari F12, which you can't even drive 60 miles, is considered one of its immediate descendants.