Ferrari F12 vs Aventador vs Vanquish
The finest V12s from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin head to wildest Scotland for a 36-cylinder shoot-out. Stand back
Posted: 30 May 2014
We'd been told to pitch up at Inveraray Castle, a great grey-green fortress perched on the banks of Loch Fyne, to grab the keys to the hunting lodge kindly lent to TG by the Scottish Tourist Board and the Duke of Argyll, on the promise we'd leave the guns well alone. Just rock up, and someone'll sort you the keys, they said. So we rocked up at the empty castle and knocked on the very large front door, and a man answered and said, "Hello, I'm the Duke." And he was the Duke, as it turns out, and an annoyingly amenable chap for a chap who owns a pretty significant chunk of western Scotland, lives in an actual castle and has twice been crowned elephant polo world champion. (Honest, elephant polo. How they get those massive pachyderms to fit through the tiny holes in the mints I have no idea.)
And the Duke handed over the keys to the lodge - just like a normal person! - and threw in a recommendation of a nice pub and a local taxi service. Bloody nice bloke. And a bloody nice hunting lodge, too, nestled on the banks of Loch Fyne, gazing out west towards grand rolling hills and a psychotropic mauve sunset. We sat on the edge of the loch with a beer, watched the evening sun bounce off our three supercars and thought, "Yeah, it's not going to get any better than this, is it?