Features: “Supercars Across Italy”: (Lamborghini Aventador • McLaren MP4-12C • Noble M600)
Original air date: January 29, 2012
There’s a supercar shootout in Italy, and the presenters are determined to find out which of the three mid-engined supercars competing will come out a winner – May expects the McLaren MP4-12C will come out the victor, Clarkson looks to proving that the Lamborghini Aventador is the best, and Hammond believes it will be the Noble M600. On a roadtrip across the country starting at Lecce, the trio subject their supercars to a series of challenges, including seeing how close they dare get to their car’s top speed while finding out their fuel consumption in the process, race to Rome and a restaurant in the centre of the city, and finally take on a time trial test at the famous Imola Grand Prix track, Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari – a track that has had its toll on many F1 drivers, some even dying on the circuit. Elsewhere, Black Eyed Peas frontman, will.i.am, takes the Kia out on a wet track.