The Top Gear team’s highlights of 2013
Some of the best motoring memories from the last year from everyone at Top Gear HQ
Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Sam Philip, Senior Writer, Top Gear Magazine
It's all about this summer's journey from Sant'Agata to Top Gear's Speed Week shoot-out in Clermont-Ferrard, France. Carving through Alpine foothills on a warm Italian evening in a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, tailed by a Maserati GT Stradale.
An hour earlier, we'd been liberated of precisely 328 Euros by a pair of overzealous traffic policemen. Amazing what empty, sweeping roads, 20 Italian cylinders and a vast amount of horsepower does to lift the spirits. Honestly, if you're in need of a quick pick-me-up, I can't recommend it highly enough.
And, just when we thought it couldn't get any better, we rolled up to our hotel in the main square of Cuneo, a sleepy Italian town, to find it - entirely by accident - in the midst of its biggest annual festival. Instant celebrity. And a huge amount of free Filipino pig. Perfect.