“To be sure the video had not been sped up, I analysed the engine sound using a Fast Fourier Transform (or FFT for short) from the Huracán at the top speed it reached on the same straight. The maximum revs were just under 7,750rpm on the rev-counter in the video. This FFT analysis showed a strong amplitude peak at 640Hz, which equates to 7,680rpm for a V10, which all points to a genuine video which has not been sped up in any way.”
What about the car’s recorded speed not corresponding with its gear and revs? Again, Julian has investigated misuse of his company’s equipment.
“People also commented on the fact that the speed was a little erratic at times and made some impossible jumps. I have since seen a screenshot of the data, and it is clear they are using a VBOX 3i logger, which is a 100Hz data-logging unit, which will show a noisy speed trace when used without the optional IMU for difficult GPS environments such as tracks with trees close to the edge. If you use a Video VBox with a 10Hz GPS engine tuned for circuits, you get a much smoother, more realistic speed trace.” His retort to the doubters? “Overall, our conclusion is that the video is 100 per cent genuine, without any room for doubt.”
So, the science and eyewitnesses all point to the record’s legitimacy. Do you believe? Interesting, isn’t it, that since Lambogate, a handful of manufacturers have spent a lot of time, money and risk going demonstrably quicker…