There are several supercars that pride themselves on being “everyday supercars”. What this means is that, despite all of their violence, flamboyance and performance, they can actually be driven quite easily everyday and can be relatively civilized. The Audi R8 V10 is one of those cars, as its Quattro all-wheel drive and impressive electronic driver aids allow it to be easily usable in normal traffic and also a psychotic, fire-spitting supercar.
Acura now has its own variant of the everyday supercar in the new NSX. It’s not only all-wheel drive but it’s also a hybrid, using a twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors (one mated to the engine and two at the front axle). This allows it to be stonkingly fast while being as easy to drive as a Honda Accord.
But the original everyday supercar is the Porsche 911 Turbo. Well, not the original 911 Turbo, of course, as that thing was a death trap. But ever since the 996 generation of 911 Turbo, it’s become the easiest supercar to drive on the market. Not only is it faster than almost any car on the market today, but it’s completely and perfectly livable and even has a big trunk.
So Chris Harris came up with the incredibly fun-sounding idea to hoon all three cars in the lashing rain of the UK. First, he drag races each one before taking each one out on the Top Gear test track and getting sideways. Not one of the car can launch cleanly in the crazy rain during the drag race, partially because the rain was absurd and partially because they were all wearing Pirelli Trofeo R summer tires.
However, each car is perfectly easy to slide around and have a great time in. Ultimately, Harris doesn’t pick which one is best, but it seems that the Porsche was his favorite. But it’s still a great video that shows how fun these cars can be in the rain.