Great drives: Lamborghini Aventador S in Edinburgh and West Lothian
The biggest laugh of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival was, I wager, my Lamborghini Aventador S. Here’s the deal: Luxury hotelier Waldorf Astoria is rewarding loyal customers with a selection of driving events at properties around the world. These Driving Experiences are free to a lucky handful, with Lamborghini lending the keys to guests to drive around for a couple of hours or so. Therefore, I headed to Scotland to stay at their historic Edinburgh property, The Caledonian.
This is certainly a step above the usual executive-level privileges of a free mini-bar, complimentary cake or a spa treatment. When you think that hotels usually limit their TV sets to a maximum volume, so as not to penetrate your neighbour’s wall, they totally forgot to dial my Sant’Agata-built V12 down from 11.
Such outrageous exhibitionism is at odds with The Caledonian’s discreet splendour. Opened in 1903 as part…