Top Gear Test Track - Usage - Power Laps - The Power Board

The Power Board

  1. 1:13.8 – Pagani Huayra
  2. 1:15.1 – Ariel Atom 500 V8
  3. 1:16.2 – McLaren MP4-12C
  4. 1:16.5 – Lamborghini Aventador
  5. 1:16.8 – Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  6. 1:17.1 – Gumpert Apollo S
  7. 1:17.3 – Ascari A10
  8. 1:17.6 – Koenigsegg CCX (with Top Gear Wing)
  9. 1:17.7 – Noble M600 (cold)
  10. 1:17.8 – Nissan GT-R (2012)
  11. 1:17.8 – Pagani Zonda Roadster F
  12. 1:17.9 – Caterham Seven Superlight R500 (cold)
  13. 1:18.3 – Bugatti Veyron 16.4
  14. 1:18.4 – Pagani Zonda F
  15. 1:18.9 – Maserati MC12
  16. 1:19.0 – Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce
  17. 1:19.0 – Enzo Ferrari
  18. 1:19.1 – Ferrari 458 Italia
  19. 1:19.5 – Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
  20. 1:19.5 – Porsche 997 GT2

Due to the size of the list, only the top 20 are shown. See List of Top Gear test track Power Lap Times for the full list.

The second most powerful production car ever featured on Top Gear, the 1001 PS (987 bhp; 736 kW) Bugatti Veyron, was taken around the track by The Stig on Series 12, Episode 4, after 3 years of waiting. However, it disappointed the team by only managing fifth place on the Power Board (currently 13th), an unexpectedly low position ultimately attributed to the car's kerb weight of 1,888 kg (4,160 lb), more than any of the four faster cars. In Series 15 Episode 5 however, the Stig took the 1,200 PS Super Sport version around the track in 1:16.8, thus setting a new lap record.

For the 1:17.6 lap, the Koenigsegg CCX (written as "KoenigseggisseggggnignigsegigisegggnigseggniggseggCCX with Top Gear wing" on a much-longer magnetic strip, because none of the presenters were able to spell Koenigsegg) was fitted with an optional rear spoiler to provide downforce after The Stig spun the unmodified version off the track. The Stig allegedly recommended this modification, correctly predicting that the car would then be the fastest ever round the track, although Koenigsegg stated that the improvement was due to other adjustments.

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