Because I’m no Stig, and I know it, my custom on days like these is to start gently. For the first few laps, I’ll be found in a hatch getting the feel for the place and my abilities.
Today we’ve ramped things up. A lot. My gentle bedding-in car is the user-friendly McLaren MP4-12C with its, er, entry-level 600bhp. I shall then be working my way up through a Lamborghini Aventador (700bhp, but at least it’s 4WD). Onwards finally to what strikes me - I’ve never driven it before - as the one that’ll demand most insistently that its driver is in the groove. It’s the 650bhp two-wheel-drive twin-turbo no-ABS no-ESP ‘analogue supercar’, the Noble M600.
Words: Paul Horrell
Pics: Joe Windsor-Williams
This feature first appeared in the August 2012 issue of Top Gear magazine