Much like its hardtop sibling, under its dramatically sculpted carbon fibre bonnet is a 5.2-litre twin turbo V12 with 690bhp and 555lb ft of torque, which seems a suitable amount of grunt to give the combination of “smallest car and biggest engine” a decent send-off. It’s also staggeringly fast: 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 200mph. That power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
While the Roadster isn’t quite as aggressive to look at as the Coupé, it does come complete with a huge grille to keep its motor cool, a sculpted side highlighted by massive wheel arches, and a powerful rear hiding two massive exhausts. The grille sits on top of a splitter that, when combined with the (optional) rear spoiler and underbody aero, generates up to 10 times the amount of downforce of the V8 Roadster. Sitting on 21-inch wheels shod in Michelin Pilot 4S tyres, it should stay neatly stuck to the tarmac.