season 19 kicked off last month, and in the opening
episode the Stig recorded a new lap record of 1:13.8 in a Pagani Huayra, eclipsing
the previous record held by the Ariel Atom V8 by 1.3 seconds as well as times
set by the Lamborghini Aventador and McLaren 12C (not to mention everything else). While most
viewers accepted the Italian hypercar setting the
record, others have questioned how it could have beaten these cars that, on
paper, are at least as quick... if not quicker.