and so is the up-market ambiance on the inside.
Handling and road holding are also right out of the top drawer with tremendous grip and marvellously tactile precise and informative steering.
Push any RCZ along a country road and you will have as much fun as you would in a Porsche – that’s how good it is.
On top of that, it’s a good deal more comfortable than most such out and out sports coupes, with a slightly jittery feel in town replaced by smooth and untrammelled progress on the open road.
The RCZ is basically a two seater, but there is a pair of small seats behind where one adult can sit across for a short journey and where there’s enough space for a couple of small children to sit in car seats.
The boot is a very good size compared to most such coupes and the rear seats fold to make more whenever its needed.
Very generous equipment in standard trim means they lack nothing most people would want and most first owners will have personalized their cars from the wide range of options.
Standard equipment in Sport spec includes 18 inch alloys, sports seats, climate, alarm cruise, traction control, plenty of seat and column adjustment and a CD stereo.
The 156bhp petrol will do about 35mpg in real driving and has decently low emissions of 149 grammes per kilometre. Insurance is group 28, so shop around to get the best deal.
Pay about £11,700 for a ’13 13-reg THP Sport 156bhp, or £15,150 for a ’14 14-reg GT 200bhp.