Here you will find some of the most focused and finely engineered race cars for the road, most of them British, ever to turn a wheel on public tarmac. Piloted mostly by keen young guns, they are also sure to be among the very fastest cars up the hill at FoS in 2016.
This new breed is characterised by exquisite engineering, hi-tech materials, advanced aero and power-to-weight ratios routinely well above 500bhp/tonne. The quickest get from 0-62mph in sub 3 seconds.
Ariel, Radical, BAC, Zenos, Vuhl, Elemental – plus a couple we at GRR had never heard of – will all be vying for honours… along of course with two marques with more claims to “road racer for the road” fame than most.
Lotus has its new 3-Eleven while opposite it in the paddock is the firm that for over 40 years now has traded on a different, and earlier, Lotus model: the 7, 60 years old next year and since 1972 expertly developed and honed by Caterham.