Top Gear's top five track day cars
Enjoy the odd track day? You'll need one of these things
Zenos E10 S
£32,995, 250bhp, 295lb ft, 0-62mph 4.0secs, vmax 145mph, N/A mpg, 155g/km
If the Ford Focus ST-engined E10 is anything to go by, British upstart Zenos will be around for a while yet. Actual windscreen makes it semi-usable on the road.Advertisement - Page continues below
Lotus Exige S
£54,500, 345bhp, 295lb ft, 0-62mph 4.0secs, vmax 170mph, 28mpg, CO2 235g/km
The last one was as raw as sashimi. This one’s more grown up, and now has a supercharged V6, but can still spot an apex from a mile off. Lotus still knows its onions.
Caterham 420 R
£32,990, 210bhp, 150lb ft, 0-62mph 3.8secs, vmax 136mph, N/A mpg, CO2 N/A g/km
New 420 R is Caterham's mid-ranger, above the 360 and below the manic 620. Still light, fast and nimble. And still nowhere to keep a dog.Advertisement - Page continues below
Ariel Atom 3.5R
£150,000, 280bhp, 206lb ft, 0-62mph 2.8secs, vmax 170mph, N/A mpg, CO2 N/A g/km
It’s made by some men in Cheshire. It will make you feel like Ayrton Senna. It looks like a formula racer. And it really doesn’t matter if you have no mates, they’re not invited anyway.