Think Ariel Atom 3.5 R. Think Caterham 620R. Think the Vuhl 05RR. All of these will be taking the hillclimb in the name of the most uncompromising bloodline of driving machine you can bolt a numberplate to and strafe public tarmac with, and joining them will be one of the latest and most exciting examples of the breed – the new Zenos E10 R.
A clever composite conglomerate of good old English chassis knowhow and Ford Ecoboost power, the E10 R is the tip of Zenos’s current performance spear, sporting 500bhp per tonne and a 60mph sprint time of three seconds. It’s the fastest car the company has manufactured to date, and subsequently one of the fastest cars sub-supercar money (£39,995) can buy. Catch its road-racer kin during one of the two runs that the Race Cars for the Road will take on each day of FoS, including a timed run on the Saturday. What time do we think it’ll clock?