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
At this point, we should reassure a particular national newspaper, which angrily speculated that Heathrow had actually bought this £253,200 Lambo. Wouldn't it be hideously expensive to insure, they asked. And obviously the airport bosses only want a third runway to use as a race track. But rest assured: no passengers/taxpayers/orphans coughed up for this one. We were just here to lend a hand. And it turns out we were quite useful, after spotting and removing some debris that could otherwise have lodged itself in an aircraft tyre, or worse. A pilot friend informs me this is one of the biggest concerns at take-off.