Welcome to TopGear’s Lap of England

TopGear set out on a lap of England to seek out the most interesting 250 kilometres of English roads.

We did not race or travel at dangerous speed but took the road less travelled, just to see what was at the other end. The only slight issue being that we only have three days before we have to get back into the office, and a very long way to go.

Obviously, given the fact that we're doing this in winter, conditions would almost certainly be uncertain. We would need something sensible and capacious, with excellent range. TopGear's 450bhp, quattro four-wheel-drive Audi RS4 Avant is very nearly one of those things. So we thumbed the key one morning at 4.30am in Stamford, Lincolnshire and headed out to see what England has to offer.