The season premiere of Top Gear aired last night in the UK, and did so in typical Top Gear fashion. We've yet to see the episode for ourselves (it's available via Final Gear on bittorrent, and as we reported earlier, will air on BBC America in the US just a week from now on February 4), but reports are coming in that a new record was set on the Top Gear Test Track by the Pagani Huayra.

Piloted by The Stig, the Huayra reportedly posted a time of just 1:13.8. It's remarkable, really, given that the car it displaced atop the rankings was the Ariel Atom V8 500, which it beat by a full 1.3 seconds.

Scroll below to watch the power lap performed by The Stig for yourself. The lap starts at the end of the first video and continues at the beginning of the second. Hurry up and click play, though, as we don't except these to be up on YouTube for much longer.




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      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      attention spoilers┬░! awesome episode. huayra spectacular as ever, bentley as a rally car mighty impressive and i laughed my ass of when jeremy rode the smallest car in the world :D
      David Y
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not taking away anything from this fast lap. Did the same Stig drive the Ariel Atom that set the previous record? I don't remember. I'm just sayin', that could make a little bit of difference...
      Pdexter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I got a say i was surprised that Atom was taken by a "full size" car so fast. I always thought the V8 Atom was kind of borderline case of what cars can get on the list.
        ntcougar7
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Pdexter
        I agree somehow Fishy... either tyres are getting better and better or its a Product Placement Ad.
      Vinny68
      • 1 Year Ago
      In other news: Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker\'s father, Rosebud is a sled, Kevin Spacey is Keyser Soze, John Nash is crazy, Maggie shot Mr. Burns and Ed Norton is the soap salesman!
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was laughing so hard at the worlds new smallest car my son checked on me. That thing was a tragedy.
      Dreez28
      • 1 Year Ago
      Holy shoot!
      Maxximtl
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was the most unnecessary post ever. A LOT of people are waiting for the Feb. 4th debut here in the states. Giving up one of the biggest secrets of the show in the headline was completely unprofessional. Pull this article NOW.
        Brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Maxximtl
        Seriously. Can we at least get a spoiler alert please and not put the spoiler in the title?!
      MaX PL
      • 1 Year Ago
      yeh please dont post any spoiler news like this again. with the new bbc america schedule, i'll actually be waiting to watch it on tv instead of torrenting it. dont post top gear uk spoilers anymore. top gear america? post anything you want.
      carlocarrera2002
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thanks jerk offs, ever heard of a spoiler alert for those of us who haven't watched last night episode yet? You guys suck.
        Obi Nkwonta
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carlocarrera2002
        ha! Americans. The episode aired yesterday in Britain. No really a spoiler anymore.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      Spoiler Alert: AB sucks giant cox.
      Patrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      You were supposed to pretext the article with "Spoiler Alert" thanks dick.
      SuperSkyline89
      • 1 Year Ago
      Considering Top Gear is broadcast in the UK and the vast majority of its international fans have to download it to watch posting this story so blatently is a really low move. A lot of people will have started the download last night and planned to watch when they get home from work or school today and you just ruined it for them. Thankfully I stayed up late last night so I could watch the episode when it finished downloading. I really hope you show some more consideration for your readers next week.
        Slizzo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SuperSkyline89
        It completes airing at 4PM EST, and the torrent is up no more than an hour later. I watched it before 7PM EST last night.
          SuperSkyline89
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Slizzo
          I download all my torrents from the Piratebay and I've never seen an episode from a trusted uploader before 9:30-10:00PM Eastern.
          k_m94
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Slizzo
          Use finalgear.com. I had it downloaded by like 5:30 pm EST.
        graphikzking
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SuperSkyline89
        I was just in another thread on Autoblog and people were complaining that it was "old news" what Autoblog posted. Now people are complaining that they post too quickly? Guess you can't please everyone.
          SuperSkyline89
          • 1 Year Ago
          @graphikzking
          Putting the word "Spoiler" along with a discrete title that warns people not to read unless they've watched the episode isn't a concept you need a PhD to comprehend. It's just decency.
        Hoale
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SuperSkyline89
        that's ridiculous...seeing this wont ruin the show for me and if it does ruin it for others then they probably need to their life. If anything this is just more advertising for topgear and it will probably make more people watch the show.
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