When Vauxhall won the British Touring Car Championship in 1995, in the height of the Super Touring era, it was up against eight other manufacturers.
Those were the halcyon days of the tin-top championship, when works deals were plentiful and money wasn't in short supply. The budget for that title-winning campaign for the cars carrying the Griffin logo was estimated to be well north of £3million.
But that was only the tip of the iceberg. Budgets continued to increase through the rest of the 1990s as Super Touring ramped up technical development at a mighty pace. The cars were some of the most spectacular ever seen in the BTCC in terms of attention to detail and build quality.