"fast meet fastest"

Just as there are few things worse than sitting next to a driver who scares you, there aren’t many purer pleasures than riding with someone who’s really good at what they do, doing what they’re really good at. To my left, through the bars of the Ariel Atom’s trellis frame, fresh air. Over my harnessed-in shoulder, the airbox is sucking like a Dyson on overdrive before a visit from your in-laws. And to my right sits W Series champion Jamie Chadwick, steering the Atom as much with the pedals as with the wheel. Chadwick’s not into big slides, except for the camera. ‘You really feel the speed, more than the other cars here. And it’s quite playful, so it rotates well through the twisty stuff.’ A challenging plaything, it’s our winner. For heart-in-mouth speed with hand-in-glove feedback, it’s our favourite road-legal track car.