Originally Posted by selespeed
Lovely GT leighn! In my favourite colour as well.
Can you do a report about the effect of the sport mode from the Selespeed transmission since the GT is the only Selespeed with this feature.
Sport mode, really gives the gear change an extra kick, with your foot flat on the pedal, flick the paddle and the change is twice as quick as in normal selespeed mode, same on the down shift, it blips the throttle and changes down, the kick is really noticable and is not comfortable for long distance driving.....or for driving with the family.....but its great fun, fuel consumption is sport mode is very poor, but who cares. Engine is very torquey, and accelerates very well and feels very sporty, get a bit of tramlining from front drive when the s/wheel is not straight, the sound from the exhaust turns heads as does the style of the car.
Done 1000 miles now and its a dream to drive, manual selespeed mode is smoother than the city mode, which is quite juddery as low speed. fuel consumption is around 22/24mpg at the moment, 17" alloys & low profile tyres give a hardish ride, but its a sports car, the spoke wheels take some cleaning, Leather seats are firm and very comfortable, lateral & lumbar support is excellent, boot space very generous, Bose system very bassy, but give a good range of sounds (got my 10disc cd changer fitted thursday) Connect Nav+ very good, although i would sometimes take a different route than the one shown. Voice commands work sometimes, guess its got to get used to my voice.
To sum up the car is excellent, no complaints from me, exceeded all of my expectations and well worth the wait.