Welcome, Christmas; that time of year to ponder on the complexities and nuances of the past 12 months and its relevance to society’s universal timeline while gorging mercilessly on cheese and port.
We may ponder on our actions towards our fellow man, but it’s much more fun to ponder on the beauty of internal combustion. Specifically, the kind of combustion that occurs inside a bright orange, wide-bodied and faintly ludicrous Lamborghini Aventador, or indeed, the barely-contained fury of a Mercedes SLS roadster wound up to 11. Or a V12 Aston Martin Virage.
You see, wishing goodwill to all men is fine and dandy, but goodwill doesn’t go sideways in a plume of tyre smoke around a corner, nor bellow out a metallic roar that singes your inner synapses. So yes, be good to your neighbour, but while you’re doing so, remind yourself of the very best cars to come from 2011.