Inside, the R is very much like the other GTs in the line-up when it comes to retaining comfort and equipment.
Yes, there is more Alcantara – and very nice it is, too – and bucket seats with holes in the back to allow four-point harnesses to be threaded through them (as Mercedes-AMG will do on your behalf if you tick the Track Pack option).
But the R remains a very luxurious ‘Mercedes’ take on the whole hardcore sports car concept – and it’s none the worse for it.
The driving position is good, as is the passenger’s. The windscreen looms small while the nose of the car disappears into the yonder, but visibility is generally fine. You can sit genuinely low if you want to, although don’t need to. The steering wheel manually adjusts willingly and is backed by neat, glossy paddles that turn with the wheel.
There’s also a slathering of Alcantara on it, a minimal flattening out of round and a coloured tell-tale so you know when it’s pointing at noon.