Silverstone. Over the years there has been an epic amount of events happening here. First of all there is the Formula One racing which frankly is boring in my mind because you sit there in a chair that isnt very comfy and every 10 minutes... VROOM! And thats it! I pay 50 quid to see that 10 minutes... Blink and you miss it!
Silverstone was also were Jake drove the Bugatti Veyron and where Neil attempted to powerslide a BMW Z4 M power. However now... Theres a new... Girl on the block!
You see, i drive a Fiat Abarth 500 and that is made to keep you calm and happy. It is a happy car! And then when you want to thrill yourself then you can put your foot down but then normally Jake will take a super fast car to a track or to the TopSpeedUK secret Airfield near Loughborough and thrash it, bash it and then give it back with bold tyres. However this time there was a problem because he was not available. Jake was driving the Lamborghini Gallardo in Vietnam and therefore... I had to tackle my first Lamborghini. It was therefore time to take my brave pills. Co-Dydramole for my back to be exact.
Now you see the car has been made to be extra super duper light! When you drive it though it shows. Most of the glass that was in the Lamborghini Murcielago of the olden times was actually glass but now its a bit plasticy. Theres no radio; but this is backed up by the sound of the Italian horses coming from my left ear and the tyres roaring in my right... So it is compensated.
In a way we can relate this to the Abarth 500... Hold on let me finish! You see the Abarth 500 is made to make you feel happy and flamboyant like i said earlier and well so does the Lamborghini. This SV model is made to stick its hands down your trousers, have a tinkle and then finish off with a pfff and then home. I drove this to the max down the straights past the pit lane and i was near to 200mph! And then the next straight i did grab 200mph and a little extra too! Its brilliant.
But when you slow down to a cruise, you dont realise that you are in what seems to be a basic City Rover being that there are not many optional extras and things this doesnt bother you. The reason it doesnt really bother you is because you have the car, you have the engine and you have the speed. I enjoyed it because it was fun and that everytime i put my foot down, i was slammed into my seat and then the g forces pulled me into a sense of my own mind and that time... I felt like i was 18 all over again... But i didnt have a fag hanging out my mouth!
Written by Michelle Spencer,
2nd presenter for TopSpeedUKwww.topspeeduk.co.uk
we thrash we bash and we push it to the limit.