Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The starting point is a 4.6-litre Ford V8 with 320bhp. Enough for rapid if not electrifying performance. Then there’s a 400bhp upgrade. But for the ultimate, MG will oblige with you with nitrous oxide – apparently good for almost 1000bhp!

Handling is impressively well balanced. This is a car that has been developed to be thrown about on a track with confidence and a big smile on your face. As such it deals easily with road speeds although it’s pretty hard riding.