Between getting attacked by Argentinian nationalists and using grand touring cars to herd cattle in Australia, the blokes at Top Gear haven’t had a lot of time for housekeeping in the first few episodes of their 22nd series. Unfortunately, that means we’ve yet to see The Stig flog any of the latest supercars around Top Gear’s Dunsfold, England test track.
But, thanks to technology, Top Gear has just released an on-board video of The Stig setting a lap time in the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan. The Huracan has caught a bit of flak for perhaps not being quite as sharp as its rivals from Ferrari and McLaren, but it far exceeded expectations by posting a time of 1:15.8. Good enough for fourth on the Top Gear Power Lap board, and faster than its more expensive V-12-powered sibling, the Aventador. It’s also less than a second off the lap time set by the third-place Ariel Atom V8 500. The Pagani Huayra and BAC Mono still occupy first and second, respectively, while the McLaren MP4-12C rounds out the top five. All those cars will likely get knocked down a few pegs if The Stig gets his hands on a LaFerrari or McLaren P1 this season.
As you would imagine, the Huracan’s all-wheel drive is a valuable asset for the standing start and when exiting the corner. There appears to be a decent amount of oversteer when braking, but overall, it looks incredibly stable and poised. The 602-horsepower, 5.2-liter V-10 handles the duties of firing the Lambo from turn to turn.