Chris Harris and Tiff Needell face off for a race between the scintillating Ferrari 458 Speciale and Porsche 911 GT3 with hilarious results.
Either way you look at it, the Porsche 911 GT3 is at a disadvantage to the mighty Ferrari 458 Speciale. Both cars have quick shifting dual-clutch gearboxes, and naturally aspirated engines that rev to 9000rpm but the Ferrari is lighter, it has an extra 100hp, stickier tyres and it’s about twice the price of the Porsche. Putting the GT3 against the Speciale is like racing a chicken against a cheetah, so naturally Tiff went for the Ferrari while Chris Harris stumped for the disadvantaged Porsche.
Still with two of the most entertaining, er, non-Top Gear car program presenters behind the wheel, this race was always going to be interesting and probably a little bit sideways. Strangely, Chris kept it pretty tidy and kept the Porsche in a straight line going for the quicker driving style while Tiff was his usual flamboyant self.