Top speed: 130mph
0-62mph: 8.5 seconds
Being first isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sitting proudly on my parents’ mantelpiece is a picture of me as an eight-year-old athlete, white vest, arms pumping – a champion in the making. I seem to be way out in front miles ahead of the opposition.. The truth is I was so far behind I was about to be lapped. Who cares? No one but me remembers I didn’t actually win.
When it comes to car design, there is also much to recommend a slow start. Sit back, let the competition take the…
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