Simple question, really. Which out of the following cars do you think would be traveling fastest at the end of a standing kilometre?

Before you try to put cars in order, a few things to bear in mind.

One, launch control; some of the cars have it, some don’t – and that can be a crucial factor when it’s a standing start “one run and you’re out” competition.

Two, manual gearbox versus paddle shift; again, in a one-run challenge it’s MUCH easier to fluff a gear change in a manual than in it is in an auto or in a car with a flappy-paddle shift.

Three, we’re looking for the highest terminal speed at the kilometre post, not the fastest time against the clock; they are not always one and the same thing.

So here’s your list; Nissan GTR, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Ferrari 458 Italia, Mercedes SLS, Lexus LFA, Ariel Atom 245, Noble M600, Audi R8 V10.

Try and place them in order if you can, fastest to slowest. It’s the middle order that will be hardest to get right.

And to find out if you ARE right you’ll either have to read the mag on Wednesday or wait until we post the answers in a blog on Friday.

Best of luck, and remember; never under-estimate the benefits of traction…