The team have even described the MRT05 as this is the best it has ever produced, thanks to a technical partnership with Mercedes and Williams.
Considered to the most powerful engine on the grid, the Mercedes power unit will aid performance for Manor Racing. In addition, the Williams engineered transmission and other key components is expected to bring the team much closer to competitiveness after six seasons adrift in the midfield pack.
Manor technical director John McQuilliam said the team was confident of a massive step forward in 2016.
“Even at this early stage of the game, we can easily say this is the best car we’ve ever launched,” he said.
“Certainly the most developed, the most ambitious and the most aggressive.
“The overall package is a very significant step forward, not just from last year, but from any of the cars from our stable.
“Yes, we have a long way to go from here in terms of developing the MRT05, but it’s already a dream package for the 154 Manor Racing people who’ve worked so hard to design and build it.”
“It’s been a very busy time, but it has really served to underline everything I thought when I first agreed to join the team – a great little operation, with huge potential and the vision and ambition to make a big step forward,” Ryan said.
“The team did a laudable job last year given its circumstances over the previous winter.
“This year, with the package we have, we need to be every inch the professional racing outfit.”
Manor Racing only just made it to the start of the 2015 campaign after being rescued from administration on the eve of the season, and used a modified 2014 car for the year.