Sorry Chaps, had the minor inconvenience of having to do a bit of work this morning. Most unpleasant. Didn't leave London until after 7 so was a bit late home.
Back in one piece, made it all the way up the M1 to Chesterfield roof down, but then the rain go the better of me and I did "over the top" with the hood up.
To be totally honest, it is probably not the vehicle you would choose to drive across London then up the M1 but it cruises easily at "proper" speeds. I must remember a woollen hat next time as my bonce was freezing.
The drive through the hills was lovely, I was a bit tired so took it easy - the car makes a wonderful noise when pressing on, the brakes have good balance and the power is delivered in a very smooth and progressive manner.
It also has enough torque to pull you through the occasions when you should be in 2nd but you stuck to 3rd without becoming horribly bogged down.
Handling and road holding wise - the car has more talent than me so I don't think I will be challenging it unless I do something pretty stupid.
It was probably more windy in the cabin with the roof up than with it down so I think I need to revisit the manner in which I put the hood together, and the only unnecessary rattle comes from the two stopwatches. Accepting the roof and the side screens for what they are, the rest of the car feels amazingly solid and after a little bit of messing around with the seat perfectly comfortable over what was quite a long trip.
I'll take a couple of pics later and post - if anyone wants to see a particular part of the car just ask and I will try and post.