/DRIVE; enticing us with a 3-minute clip of one of Chris Harris’ exquisite comparison tests, only to break it to us at the end that we’ll have to pay to subscribe in order to watch the full long-form video?
We here at GM Authority love us some Chris Harris On Cars. While waiting for the latest season of Top Gear to launch on Netflix, watching the daring Brit slide the hottest performance cars around on race tracks and public roads is the next best thing.
So imagine our dismay when, watching this “Chevy Camaro Z/28 Against Porsche GT3″ episode, we learn that it’s essentially an advertisement for the full-length piece. I can’t speak for my colleagues, but yours truly wept like a recent widow.
In this stub of a video, Harris does remark on the drenched track being less than ideal, but we have to disagree; look how sideways the GT3 gets in that first slow-motion shot! Besides some brief appraisals of the cars’ respective handling, that is our only insight into the performance differences between the two.
Youtube first started implementing paid-subscription channels early in 2013, but /DRIVE was almost certainly invited to begin billing for content quite a bit more recently, as the site tries to expand their paid subscription program. Since we didn’t cough up the $3.99 monthly subscription fee, we can only guess which vehicle Harris ultimately favors.