Here’s my top 5 cars of 2013 lets hope for more awesomeness in 2014
5. Porsche 918 Spyder
We’ve been waiting a long time for the 918 since 2010 in fact and this year we finally got it. The hybrid engine monster puts out 887 HP from a 4.6 litre V8 teamed with a 6.8kW battery this thing is truly mental.
4. Ford Mustang
The new ford mustang was released late this year even though we already new pretty much all we needed to know from spy shots and rumours but on the 5th of December the new ‘stang was officially revealed with a 5.0 litre V8 with over 440HP.
3. Mclaren P1
The McLaren P1 was one of the big three this year all of which feature on this list. Only 375 were built and sorry guys all were sold by November. Again with a hybrid engine the P1 is truly an F1 for a modern age, pumping out over 900 horses of brutish british horses this hyper car is incredible.
2. Ferrari LaFerrari
Ferrari LaFerrari really does have a stupid name, but leaving that alone, the car is the new Enzo and you can’t ignore that. Yet again this new hyper car comes with a hybrid engine this one has a 6.3 litre V12 with a kers system, this pumps out over 950 horses of power.
1. Ford Fiesta ST
The ST is my number one for one reason this car is a giant killer and an instant classic, Ford have done a brilliant job with the turbo-charged 1.6 litre engine only putting out 180HP but due to the light and nimble body the car handles excellently and is the most fun you can have for under £20,000.
Yes Top Gear has returned for its 20th series, and may I say this series has started with a bang. It began with Richard Hammond testing three hot hatches, the Peugeot 208GTI, the Renault Sport Clio and the Ford Fiesta ST. Now if you’ve been here before you’ll know I’m a massive fan of fast Fords and it seems Top Gear are as well as they think although it wasn’t the fastest of the three setting a time of 1:32.7 they still believe that it will be future classic and personally I agree.
The second segment of the show was a race between James May in a catamaran (boat for non-nautical people) which was captained by Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainsley and Jeremy in the fastest car in the world, no not the Bugatti Veyron SS but a Toyota corolla 1.8. No that’s not a joke the thing is, it’s a hire car meaning you can do whatever the hell you want with it and as can be seen Jeremy does.
The third section in the show was the reveal of their brand new Reasonably Priced Car and surprisingly not some boring Asian heap of junk like all previous RPC’s. This time it’s a Vauxhall Astra with a lifetime warranty the guests they had come to their BBQ was: Brian Johnson of ACDC, Charles Dance of Game of thrones, actor Warwick Davis (which they had fun with him not being able to reach the pedals), singer Joss Stone, comedian Jimmy Carr, heavy-weight boxer David Haye, Rachel Riley of Countdown and The Gadget show fame and Mike Rutherford from the band Genesis. Quite a good list I think you’ll agree with Brian Johnson leading the new board and Mike Rutherford at the bottom.
Overall I think this episode was brilliant, Top Gear hasn’t been that amazing for a while but this episode was brilliant I haven’t laughed all the way through an episode for quite a while and this episode brought it back with a bang and I’m so happy it has.