The first episode of the season 19 on Top Gear didn’t only treat the viewers with the usual antics of the hosts, but they also witnessed a new record being set up by Huayra at the Top Gear Test Track.
The record was set by the Pagani Huayra supercar that completed the lap in just 1:13.8. This is the fastest lap time for any production car around this famous track. Earlier, Ferrari FXX with Michael Schumacher completed the track in 1:10.7 and Pagani’s Zonda R also circled the track in just 1:08.0, but none of them comes near when we talk about a street legal car.
The Huayra’s time is quite fast if we consider about the Ariel Atom V8 that completed this track in 1:15.1 about 1.3 seconds slower than the Huayra and McLaren MP4-12C which was about 2.4 seconds slower with 1:16.2 on this track. Other cars those were slower than Pagani includes the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and Bugatti Veyron Super Sports.
To achieve this incredible performance Huayra uses a twin turbocharged 6.0 litre V12 engine produced by AMG that delivers a peak power of about 700 horses and torque of about 811 pound feet. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels by seven speed automated manual gearbox that allows it to reach 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds with the top speed of 235 mph.
Pagani will be starting delivering Huayra in US by the summer with the price tag of about $1.4 million. By the time it is possible that the upcoming three supercars may dethrone it from being the fastest car on the Top Gear track; they includes McLaren P1, Ferrari F150 Enzo successor and Porsche 918 spyder.