I couldn’t help suspecting a little hype. Some PR nonsense had come out in the States comparing it to 1960s’ sports cars such as the MGB or Austin Healey. I don’t think so. It’s a powerful front-wheel-drive car – and surely just the seating position would tell you you were in a chopped-up saloon?
The Roadster at the SMMT Test day was particularly modern and brash, with orange spice metallic paint and shiny black wheels. Prices start at £20,900, but this one was so loaded it was a wonder it could move. Additions such as the Chili Pack at £1,975 and Media Pack including Bluetooth at £1,120 took the total up to £26,940. My car is only worth about £6,500 these days. Click here for more