It may be that compared to the last week’s Lamborghini Huracan, the Vantage V12 S seems a much more civilised car.
The Huracan is, after all, a bruiser of a supercar that is brutal, very noisy and designed to announce your precense like a whirlwind passing through.
The Vantage is decidely more subtle. It can behave like a hooligan too but it feel more sophisticated than the Lambo – even at speed it’s a refined, relaxed drive.
The back-to-front gearbox may eventually become more intuitive to use – even some of the vibrations through the door trim might settle down.
But I can forgive a car this good these faults and more. Which much surely be the mark of a truly great car…