At the circuit end of the spectrum, Chris Hoy’s Ginetta-Nissan from the 2015 European Le Mans Series, in which he won the LMP3 title, sits on pure racing rubber.
Next up is the KTM X-Bow, a road-legal but very much track-biased car, from the Austrian motorcycle marque. This two-seat, mid-engined sports car comprises a carbon-fibre tub and a turbocharged, 2.0-litre TFSI engine from Audi. It sits on PilotSport GTs, an off-the-shelf tyre designed for the road, with track in mind.
Next along the stand you’ll find the Arash AF8, a 550bhp British supercar, with a dry-sumped, 7.0-litre Chevrolet V8, built in Newmarket, which sits on Pilot Super Sports, developed with Porsche, BMW M and Ferrari. These are the reverse of the GTs – they’re biased 80 per cent towards track, 20 per cent towards road. Technology comes from 15 consecutive Le Mans 24 Hour wins for Michelin.