Let me tell you, the noise of all these V12s roaring at the same time is a symphony performance few petrolheads could forget. [credit:
MONTEREY, Calif.—”Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” Those words were written by F. Scott Fitzgerald back in 1926, and they remain true almost a century later. It’s certainly true when it comes to cars, where having a telephone number bank balance opens doors to machinery that the rest of us only ever get close to in video games. Recently, I got a chance to take a peek behind that curtain at the historic Laguna Seca racetrack in California.
Once upon a time, the supercar was the top of the tree, and cars like the McLaren F1 and Ferrari Enzo re-wrote the rules on how fast a car could go and how much it would cost.