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Interior

What is it like on the inside?

Right - there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the Z’s interior as far as function goes, but here is where you might notice that this isn’t a 60k car. Materials use is well-judged, there’s happy ergonomics and a great view out over that bonnet. But you will notice that some of the textures are a little bit cost-conscious. Not ‘cheap’, but there are finishes that you can’t unsee once you’ve driven it a fair amount. One way to distract is to pick a scary interior colour scheme - you can choose from black, red or blue, and TG can’t decide whether the more outré colours are brilliant or horrible.

Other than that, you’re looking at all the modern conveniences - some of which, if we’re honest, the Z doesn’t really need. Heated/cooled electric seats are nice, for example, but not essential. Still, standard spec includes stuff like: air-con, parking sensors, push button start, 8-inch (with 9-inch optional) multimedia, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Siri, navigation, Wi-fi hotspot, cruise control and the like. The premium stuff gets a Bose 8-speaker stereo and the usual upgrade bits in terms of extra leather.

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There’s a retro-feeling centre stack, a similarly back-harking steering wheel, and a 12.3-inch configurable display front and centre which you can mess with to your heart’s content - complete with three modes ‘Normal’, ‘Enhanced’ and ‘Sport’. Which switch informational priorities between nav/radio and towards a bigger rev-counter as they go. Sport gives you a redline at 12 o’clock and a shift light. We liked that one. There are also a triplet of gauges on the dash top (boost, turbo speed and a voltmeter), which are fun to watch. Just not when they’re doing their thing, or you’ll crash. There’s also a decent-sized boot, though be careful what you pack as it sits quite high - you don’t want luggage suddenly making a cabin appearance during the first phase of heavy braking.

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