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
So five minutes later, the owner - a freakishly friendly lady named Diane, possibly the biggest petrolhead I've ever met in my life - turned up and explained the closed road was actually Scotland's most venerable hillclimb course, the very track on which Jackie Stewart honed his skills. And then she said, go for it, do your worst, but watch out for the cow at the bottom, and she opened the gates and we had a happy few hours blasting up and down the Glen Croe course, discovering which supercar copes best with cowpat-coated braking zones (Aventador). If there's a better way to spend a day than whanging up your own private hillclimb in a trio of glorious V12s in the Scottish sunshine, I can't imagine what that would be.
This was never meant to be one of those triple tests in which we declare a cast-iron winner, not least because the three cars pitch to rather different briefs. Instead, I tried to figure, if you'd blown your hard-earned on any one of these three cars, what you might find less than optimal about your purchase.