My first stint with the RCZ was during the international media drive, far too long ago. I remember being impressed with the double-bubbled roof and rear glass; the car was fast, it was nimble and it was also, as I remember it, flat. Maybe it was the immaculately surfaced Basque-region roads I was driving it on at the time, but it was so polished that it’s almost too easy to drive. The car here is the 200bhp version with a 6-speed manual transmission, the same variant that importer Nasim Sdn Bhd initially said that they would not bring in, expecting that the market would lean more towards a two pedal car. Eventually they recognised that there is still a sizable (enough) demand for stick shifters and reacted accordingly. Thank you, Nasim.