What is it? A more powerful, more focused version of one of the world’s most desirable convertibles.
The extra £40,315 that the Sport version costs over the standard model adds a black grille with red accents on the famed trident emblem, more-prominent sideskirts, a pair of corner splitters located on the lower leading edge of the front bumper, black oval tailpipes and bespoke 20-inch black alloys.
Changes under the skin – including upgraded suspension, more power and upgraded software for the six-speed automatic gearbox – all help the Sport feel, well, more sporty.
What’s it like to drive? With a 10bhp power upgrade, the Sport’s 4.7-litre V8 engine produces a healthy 450bhp and a thumping 376lb ft of torque and that’s enough to fire 1.9 tonnes of metal and leather from 0-60mph in just 5.2 secs.
It’s fast then; and loud - the reworked exhaust pipes reverberate like a barrage of anti-aircraft fire on the overrun. However, even when you’re absolutely wringing the engine for all it’s worth, the Sport doesn’t really feel that quick.
Most of that is down to the engine's relative shortage of low-rev punch. Pull out to overtake, plant your foot against the floor and there’s a distinct delay as you wait for revs to spin up.
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