The saloon feels more compact and alert to drive too, the rear axle following the front more readily – less like it’s got a big box over the top of it. Because it weighs 50kg less (taking it to just under two tons) the spring rates have also been reduced all round. There are three settings for the suspension; ‘Dynamic’ is the best, ‘Sport’ being too bouncy and ‘Comfort’ a touch too soft and a little indistinct if you’re attacking corners.
Up front there’s still the truly awesome 572bhp twin-turbo V10 with 479lb ft all the way from 1500 to 6250rpm. It is fantastically responsive and due to some acoustic witchcraft it even sounds more vocal in the saloon.