Reynard, the Northamptonshire-based racing car manufacturer, last week launched the 2KQ, its first new race car available to the public for five years. The car has been produced to meet standards that allow it to compete in generic sportscar series around the world. The carbon composite chassis and bodywork uses the latest technologies for race car construction. The structural framework is provided by skins of carbon fibre sandwiching a layer of aluminium honeycomb. The strong, light structure draws on the company’s single-seater monocoque manufacturing expertise. The sequential endurance transmission system, developed by Reynard along with Gemini Transmissions, is unusually mounted inside a carbon composite rear structure, aiding quick changes of ratios or differentials.