If there’s one thing I like about the Ginetta Akula, it’s the old-school approach. In the era of hybrid and electric powertrains, the company relies on a traditional large-displacement V8 and a six-speed sequential gearbox. So far, so good.

But what’s with the design of this car? Seriously – it’s like a generic two-door sports coupe with added aftermarket wings here and there, plus tons of carbon fibre. I mean, just look at the rear diffuser and you’ll get the idea. And, honestly, “somewhere in the region of 600 horsepower” on a 1,150-kilogram body doesn’t sound super impressive in 2019.

– Anthony Karr