TUESDAY - I haven’t sat in our Range Rover Sport for several months, but due to its popularity with my colleagues, the mileage has crept up to 27,000.
Very interested to give it a whiz today, especially since I’d been driving the lightly revised model (power up 14bhp; 74lb ft more torque) hours earlier. If you want proof that things always improve in the car game, this is it. For 2016, the Sport’s creamy torque is even creamier. The slow step-off we’ve criticised is noticeably improved, if still not perfect. Best of all, the Range Rover Sport feels, as ever, to have been created personally for me.
WEDNESDAY AM - Our long-awaited Honda NSX drive story – and the conclusions it reaches about speed with usability – takes me back to the 1990s, when Autocar ran a 3.2-litre NSX as a long-termer. The car was so enjoyable, easy to use and all-round excellent (apart from being unbelievably hungry for rear tyres) that it stayed for years: one of our grands fromages made it his daily smoker until the odometer notched 90,000.
One fond memory is collecting the car at John Cooper Garages of West Sussex, then a Honda dealership and the well-spring of the traditional Mini Cooper. The Honda handover was done by the late Formula 1 constructor himself, and he applied his famous moniker to the inside of our engine bay to mark the moment.