My car had to go back for some remedial work which meant that my neighbours once again thought that I’d taken delivery of a new ride.
There’s a subtle difference in the way that a four-wheel-drive car corners compared to a rear-drive, which I would typify, from the very few miles I have driven this one, in two ways. First, the front tucks into the corner more quickly, almost tugging, laterally, at the nose. Second, on exit, where the steering on a rear-drive car is almost trying to get back to a central position, in the four-wheel-drive you need to take the steering angle off in a much more deliberate way. In essence, it goes exactly, quite literally, where you point it.
I would love to try it in low-grip conditions… I bet it would be awesome fun!
Other things to note: The Targa roof is gorgeous, but when it’s down it effectively obscures the view through the rear window, which is frustrating. There is a really handy hatchback, but the hips and back are so bulbous that you’d seldom use it for fear of scratching the gleaming paint. The sports exhaust is a triumph… I didn’t bother working out how to turn the radio on, just how to open the windows! If cars weren’t generally so quiet, more people would enjoy driving below the speed limit in built-up areas just to imbibe the sound!