Top Gear runs Heathrow Airport for a day
Another classic from 20 years of TG mag: the time we took an Aventador to our biggest airport...
Posted: 24 Oct 2013
We approach a taxiway crossing, marked with a chequered pattern like a start-finish line. Time to switch on our LED roof beacon, which - with 18 different flash patterns - is also ideal for parties.* Look left. Look right. Wait for the 14:20 from Riyadh. Turns out it's a brand-new Boeing Dreamliner, back in service after a few teething problems. Like the Lambo, it's made from lots of carbon fibre. I imagine the similarities stop there. There's nothing quite like this big-hearted Lambo, with its mighty lungs and deep voice. It might not be the sharpest of supercars, but once you get slapped in the back by a brutal gearshift, you soon learn to respect it. For pure theatre, not much comes close. Especially if you're used to seeing Mitsubishi pickups doing the same job.