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
Such incidents are very rare. The vast majority of planes make it safely to their gates, nuzzling into the terminal belly like suckling pigs. Here they take on fuel, food and passengers. And, on days like today, Bugatti Veyrons too. There's a white one being loaded into the hold of an Emirates Airbus A380 and - going by the exclusive numberplate - it belongs to a senior sheikh, who probably flew it over to save on taxi fares or something. I park beside it, among the baggage carts, refuellers, pushback tugs and sewage bowsers, which will now be known as the poo patrol. This is just one of 215 stands across the airport, most of which are in constant use; 70 of them have their own airbridge.