There will be no surprises today. No revelations or moments of clarity, no secrets to unlock. We’re on the sort of roads where we usually go in search of the substance behind the hype, the steel and sinew that you can’t glean from a spec sheet or even a glossy press launch on perfectly manicured, sun-drenched roads. If a car feels great here, in December, with the temperature hovering around 3deg C and the wind whipping through trees stripped to the bone, then it’s guaranteed to join the top table as one of our heroes. But today isn’t about that.