It’s the little details that count. Well, they count for people like us. It’s the little details that can make a car more than the sum of its parts, that can inject some magic. I mean, who didn’t revel in the M Division’s very public decision to ditch runflat tyres just when BMW was insisting on lead boots for the rest of the range? Or smile when Porsche Motorsport stuck a six-speed manual gearbox in its GT3 and GT2 models on the grounds that it was lighter and because PDK simply wasn’t good enough yet?
The new Astra VXR has a killer detail of its own.