I sympathize with the reviewers who expected a smooth luxury cruiser, because this car is surprisingly challenging to drive, but that's a big part of its appeal to me.
Step off is balky in C ("controlled efficiency") or S ("sport") modes, maybe because the transmission doesn't have a torque converter.
But it smooths out considerably in M ("manual") mode and, in fact, the car seems considerably happier, although MPG nose dives.
The C and even S modes lug the car unmercifully.
Weird to drive a huge luxury car that needs driver involvement, but I'm the rarity who likes that.
Reminds me of my 2005 Maserati GranSport, although of course the Maserati shifts far more positively.
Power, exhaust note, exclusivity, appearance, feels remarkably nimble for a car this size.
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