As is the custom with all the supercars in the show, after Huayra journalistic test passed into the hands sporting anonymous driver The Stig and immediately set a record for the fastest car on the homologated Top Gear's track, with a time of 1:13.8. By comparison, the previous record holder, Ariel Atom V8 is the same interned in 1:15.1.
This difference in time has not gone unnoticed, and they soon started speculation. Specifically, the team photos that Top Gear announced on Flickr clearly show that two cars - one that is driven by journalist Richard Hammond and the one that was driven by Stig - were not equipped with the same tires - Pirelli P Zero Corsa, with which the car comes standard.
Pagani Admits They Used Two Sets Of Tires For Top Gear Test By: jalopnik.com
Earlier we saw that the Pagani Huayra may have used different tires for its Top Gear test that helped it run an ultra-fast lap time. After exchanging emails with Pagani all morning, they finally admitted they did use two sets of tires and they "reported Pirelli Pzero Corsa on our press release because we want, for communication reasons, to push them on the media."