The Difference Between a 'Spoiler' and a 'Wing' According to James May

Screenshot: DRIVETRIBE (YouTube)

James May’s Honda Civic Type R car review parody on DriveTribe is, uh, kind of weird but it does address an important question: what’s the difference between a spoiler and a wing? May says it’s simple: if you can fit your head under it, you’re flying with a wing.

At first I thought maybe May had borrowed this Civic and forgotten to review it until an hour or so before he had to give it back, but I think once he says “controls fall easily to hand” we can be sure he’s just making fun of car review clichés.

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Anyway, thank you, Mr. May for enlightening us on how to classify aerodynamic pieces by size. And for reminding us that the CTR is, indeed, Good.

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Andrew P. Collins

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