Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Cars with the large sunroof feel light and airy. Low-slung driving position makes you feel at one with the car. Later cars have a better dash (although you can spot plenty of switchgear from far more mundane cars). Handbrake is located on the left-hand side, but stays out of the way, even when it’s in use. Cars made before 1988 had air vents in odd places (like the knees); sorted on later cars.

Narrow footwell.

The last of line cars were the most refined, and had comfortable cabins, better instrumentation and a decent amount of space for the driver. However, the interior lacked the sense of occasion that greets drivers of Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Early cars look surprisingly spartan, later cars are plusher; some with Connolly leather seats and burr wood finished.