There’s plenty of pleasure to be taken at the wheel of the Dawn, wherever your idle sunny afternoon happens to lead.
The downy softness of the car’s secondary ride combines with a gently loping primary gait, and the quietness of the former and amplitude of the latter communicate perfectly between them how hard the suspension may be working at any given time to contain the car’s mass and preserve the magnificent, floating isolation of the cabin.
Around town and at low speeds, the car rides predictably well – as only cars of such weight and skilful, uncompromising tuning really can.
Our test car’s 21in alloy wheels allowed sharp edges and broken asphalt to present inside the cabin as the faintest thump, but very rarely one that could be felt.
At higher speeds, your chances of feeling what’s going on under the car’s contact patches are even more remote.
Although it’s air sprung, the suspension gives the natural, honest, predictable impression of a really good steel-coil chassis and never feels at all brittle or hollow. Just breezing along in the car, in no particular hurry, therefore becomes an experience truly to savour.