But Chrysler's Crossfire roadster is nothing if not a talking point.
But like most fast cars, even the ordinary Crossfire's effortless acceleration often seems unnecessary on Britain's congested highways, making it the sort of performer designed more for the autobahn than the M25 in heavy traffic.
THE Chrysler sportscar had us ducking to avoid the Crossfire as our testers fell out over its suspension and driveability.
Wossy was one of the first people to take delivery of the unmistakably American Chrysler Crossfire.
Chrysler is establishing itself as a convertible specialist, with the long-running Sebring Convertible (there has been a Sebring ragtop offered since 1996), the recently introduced PT Cruiser Convertible (see http://www.autofieldguide.com/driven/0204dri02.html), and now the Crossfire.
(Karmann, the manufacturer of the Crossfire, is world-renowned for its work on cabrios.) And as for the panel changes, the rear quarter panel has been retrimmed as has the side glass, and the decklid and spoiler are new pieces.