The interior layout, fit and finish
The interior of the GT looks almost as dramatic as the outside, thanks to a bulbous centre console that fences the driver off from the passenger. Material quality is sadly lacking, though.
Some of the plastic panels are lightweight – the stability control panel on the GT R is flimsier than an OJ Simpson defence plea – and the faux-metal trim (actually plastic) on the centre console, is seriously low-rent for such a high-value car. Oh yes, and the entry-level version comes with plastic 'leather' and fake suede seat trim. McLaren, Porsche and Audi all do it much, much better.
The standard digital dials, on a 12.3in screen, are easy to read and can be set-up in various styles. There’s also lots of seat and steering wheel adjustment to help drivers of different sizes get comfortable, and the seats themselves are supportive – especially the AMG bucket seats.
Rear visibility isn’t too bad, but you'll still be glad of the rear parking sensors and rear-view camera; the long bonnet – the end of which you can’t really see –means you’ll need to rely on the front parking sensors, too.