Speed Week: Forza Italia
Twenty cylinders, £405,000 and 1,145bhp all wrapped up in two beautiful packages
Posted: 16 Aug 2013
Sunday, 7.25am For reasons of religion and sloth, Italy doesn't open on Sunday morning. On the upside, this means we have the gorgeous Col de la Madeleine - the mountain pass connecting Italy to France's Hautes-Alpes - to ourselves. On the downside, this means there are no fuel stations open, only automatic pumps that refuse to accept British cards. In the last 45 minutes, we've tried nine stations, and not one has yielded fuel. The Aventador has a quarter of a tank, which will get us approximately seven miles. The Aventador is not a frugal car. I wonder whether, if the Maser tows the Lambo to the top of the pass, we could simply roll our way downhill through France to Clermont-Ferrand.