There’s no point trying to get the most out of the Nomad on the public road – it’s ceaselessly entertaining but it’s only when you book some time on a gravel rally stage or two (there are plenty you can visit and it’s as easy and probably more affordable than a circuit-based track day) that an entire other dimension of automotive enjoyment becomes apparent. If you’ve only ever driven on a road or track before, it’ll make you feel like a baby opening its eyes for the first time and seeing this whole new world open up before you.
In terms of pure, laugh yourself silly fun, there’s nothing a million pound hypercar on a racetrack can do to rival a Nomad on the loose. Work at it and you’ll reach the stage where your entire journey becomes one vast drift, possessed of an infinite range of angles and directions. You’ll see hands on the wheel deftly applying just a touch of opposite-lock here, a great armful of it there, and it all seems so automatic you may briefly wonder whom they might belong to.
The Nomad is a highly specialized device: it’s fun on the road and funnier still on the track, but take it to the forested habitat it prefers, and the Nomad will try to convince you it’s actually not possible to have more fun on four wheels. And it will probably succeed.
Price tag of our car £36,000 (Nomad Supercharged)