Base: Buntingford, Hertfordshire Team principals: Warren and Vicki Scott Car: Subaru Levorg There is a great deal of buzz surrounding the Subaru project in the BTCC, and not all of it is coming from the onlookers – those at the heart of the project are fizzing ahead of the new season too. The dynamics of the car, allied to its low-slung boxer configuration powerplant, mean that the numbers the team crunched before they’d even started the build process had them highly optimistic. But there is no substitute for track running, and that is something the team will be desperately short of come the opening meeting of the season at Brands Hatch. Despite that, the brains trust in the backroom staff is huge, and Plato and Turkington know what they want from a car. Scott will again race for his own team, while Cole has another chance to shine in a great BTCC car – returning to his preferred rear-wheel-drive too. The buzz is here, and so is Honda’s greatest threat for the title.