This is a very good-looking car, by anyone’s standards, with a low-slung, lean nose bearing the company star-spangled grille featuring hundreds of chrome pins. That fabric roof is as handsome and well designed as the one in the Rolls-Royce Dawn and gives a sumptuous grand-tourer appeal to the model. The car sits on 20in alloys which are a reminder of the car's latent dynamic abilities.
Inside, not only is the car packed with clever tech, but it’s wonderfully unobtrusive. A sweeping 12.3in touchscreen display, on a two-step fascia that wraps round you, has information on anything you’d want. 360-degree camera view when manoeuvring, usual DAB radio choices, satnav including links to Google maps displaying the route programmed on your phone, in-car internet access for Facebook, news and weather reports and more.
With the roof down, passengers sit in sublime, unruffled comfort: the car has the Merc Airscarf headrest vents that weave a ribbon of warm air round your neck, and heated armrests in the centre console and doors. An air balance package provides individual fragrances inside with four to choose from – there’s posh for you. The Burmester surround sound system has 13 speakers and a glorious aural depth. It’s a very, very nice place to sit.