The Sport Turbo falls some way short of being sumptuous inside, but if you’re at all accustomed to cars of this ilk, you’ll be taken aback by how ‘normal’ it feels compared with most tiny roadsters. Westfield has positioned the car as a fast tourer that is (relatively) easy to get along with. To that end, it’s (relatively) easy to use.

There is a conventional instrument panel – also borrowed from the Corsa VXR – in the centre console. It needs to be backed by additional gauges, but beneath those is Vauxhall’s standard light switch. Additional buttons are few, and include those for an astonishingly powerful heater that deflects warm air into the footwell and/or on to the windscreen to demist it. Carpets abound, there’s a sizeable glove compartment with 12V socket, a small cubby between the seats and even a reach and rake-adjustable steering wheel (albeit with precious little movement either way).

Matt Prior

Matt Prior

Road test editor
The rear window zips out easily, making the cabin less claustrophobic — yet still warm and dry — with the canvas hood in place

Column stalks are entirely conventional (although the indicators don’t self-cancel until they’ve flashed 25 times) and, while the Sport Turbo isn’t a spacious car, there’s more room in the footwell than you’d find in a narrow-bodied Caterham. The Caterham has a better driving position overall, according to our backsides, and a more usable boot shape, but the Westfield counters with a hood that uses mercifully few press studs, is easy and quick to pull taut and remains largely snug and waterproof.

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