THE AMERICAN DREAM

Did you just do a double-take? A bright blue interior can have that effect. Not that we see many, which all of a sudden seems a great shame.

The Tension blue leather seats in this collectors edition Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport are among a list of things we love about our car of the week.

One of only four such cars to be brought to the UK – and one of only two convertible versions – this rare eight-speed automatic is finished in Watkins Glen metallic grey paint, with a full length Satin black stripe and Tension blue fender decals.

Beneath the handsome exterior sits a 6.2-litre V8 engine that promises 460 bhp, a 0-60mph time of 5.09 seconds and a 170mph top speed.

And while it sits on 19/20" Lightweight Cup alloys in gloss black, it boasts some lovely features such as the original Grand Sport model crest on the head restraints and a number plaque.

Throw in sat nav; a BOSE premium sound system; front and rear cameras; heated, ventilated and electrically adjustable racing seats; keyless go and entry and a height adjustable head up display and you've got a high performance sportscar that's surprisingly practical.