COCK­PITS: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE ODD

CAR (UK) - - Sports Car Giant Test -

BEST: MCLAREN 720S Its sport seats are fairly re­clined, which isn’t to ev­ery­one’s taste, but this is a very special in­te­rior. Por­trait-for­mat in­fo­tain­ment makes for close-set seats and an al­most cen­tral feel. Glass roof bub­ble means ex­cep­tional vis­i­bil­ity, while the steer­ing wheel and shift pad­dles are lessons in tac­tile joy. It’d take a long time to get bored in here. WORST: FORD FO­CUS RS Harsh, but the truth is the that for all the e†orts Ford Per­for­mance lav­ished on the chas­sis and driv­e­train, you can’t take the Fo­cus out of the RS, so the Moun­tune is sad­dled with high-set chairs and er­gonomics that don’t sat­isfy in any­thing like the same way as the slick, pur­pose­ful Civic. Su­per­sweet gearshift on the Ford, though. ODD­EST: AMG GT R The two AMGs share de­sign DNA but where the rich de­tail­ing and lav­ish use of space feels en­tirely ap­pro­pri­ate in the enor­mous, com­fort­able­when-you-want-it-to-be E63 S, in the GT R they feel a lit­tle out of place. In­her­ited ar­chi­tec­ture dic­tates the enor­mous cen­tre con­sole too, while the tacked-on slip con­trol dial looks like a bodge.

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