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Behind the scenes: Lambo SV in Abu Dhabi

  1. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    Want to know what really happened in Abu Dhabi? Well, we tagged along with Richard into the desert to bring you the behind-the-scenes view of that amazing race. Click through the gallery for the full story.

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  2. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    One Lamborghini Murcielago LP640-4 Super Veloce. The lastest, fastest Murcielago.

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  3. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    It weighs 100kg less than the ‘standard’ Murcielago. It has an extra 30bhp from its 6.5-litre V12.

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  4. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    It has lots of carbon fibre and a rear wing stolen from Bruce Wayne’s shed. It costs more than a quarter of a million pounds and it’ll 62mph in 3.2 seconds. Those are the sort of numbers that impress Top Gear…

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  5. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    … and the watching tribes of nomadic cameramen, who wander the deserts with their long lenses, tripods and sand-blown tea towels.

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  6. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    Super Veloce attempts to sneak past a tribal elder tending to his flock of cameras. Fails.

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  7. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    Hammond adopts his finest steely eyed look. Never a bad plan when you’ve got a road that can disappear under the desert in just a few seconds.

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  8. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    Hammond skims through the Lamborghini press release. There is much mention of elephants and lions.

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  9. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    The desert is large. Hammond is quite small. This photo illustrates the difference neatly.
      

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  10. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    An actual local on a mode of transport with approximately 669bhp less than the Super Veloce.
      

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  11. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    “It’s childish, purile and clichéd… and absolutely gorgeous.” So writes Hammond in the new issue of Top Gear magazine. Get hold of a copy to find out more from behind the scenes in Abu Dhabi.
      

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  12. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    A race, you say? What a novel idea… 

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  13. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    The Super Veloce waits patiently while Hammond goes in search of a competitor. 

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  14. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    And here it is, the Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722. So that’s 1300-odd bhp, £600,000 of hypercar… and a great big stretch of closed road through the middle of Abu Dhabi. How handy is that?
      

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  15. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    Hammond gets ready for the race, trying to remember what the professional drivers had told him.

    “Flat all the way?”

     “Flat.”

    “Righto then…”
      

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  16. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    They’re off, and damn it’s close. If you watched the race, you’ll know just how close…
      

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  17. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    Race over, Hammond and the Super Veloce disappear into the desert for a gentle cool down…

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

  18. Lamborghini SV LP670-4

    “Erm, guys? You know when the fuel gauge says ‘empty’?”
      

    When you’ve seen all these, check out our preview of the rest of series 13 or watch some behind the scenes video.

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