With the body structure of a supercar, an engine from a muscle saloon, suspension tuned for maximum attack on the track and yet the practicality and sophistication of an elegant coupé, or roadster, the GT is an even more bewildering addition to the sports car world than the Mercedes-Benz SLS was.
It’s a wonderful addition, though – and a gleefully exciting and expressive one, with its heart not so much worn on its sleeve as riveted to its forehead.
Superbly dramatic performance and handling would make driving this car a truly box-office event every day. There would be times when you’d grow tired of its high-adrenalin temperament and lack of civility, sure, but the highs would outweigh those occasions.
It’s capable of involvement more vivid than some supercars at twice the price. We wish it had greater fluency and delicacy, but owning one would make life in a Porsche 911 Turbo, or any number of its imitators, seem tame. Especially if you opt for one where the roof can be collapsed.