Monday, January 25, 2016

You Can’t Please Everyone: Why Lamborghini, Maserati, and (I Think) Porsche Hate Me

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I just finished reading Richard Porter’s And on That Bombshell: Inside the Madness and Genius of Top Gear. It’s an entertaining book, partly because Top Gear existed in its own ­vortex of ridiculous situations, and partly because Porter is the source of much of the absurd humor that informed the show. But the BBC series is finished, so Porter is now free to reveal some of the behind-the-scenes stresses that were inevitable on a production of that size. One challenge was keeping track of which car companies they had pissed off, so the production staff created a chart called “Loves Us/Hates Us.” It’s hard to relate to much of Top Gear—the logistics of building a rocket-powered Mini are beyond my ken—but this is a dynamic with which I am all too familiar. And Porter’s book got me thinking about what my own Love/Hate chart would look like. READ MORE ››

from Car and Driver Blog

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