On getting in for the first time and watching the dashboard display light up I was slightly alarmed by the number of bells and whistles it comes with (my own car is 15 years old and has a working speedometer and petrol gauge
But as his rival's petrol gauge
began to blink, Capri still had a full tank, responding to Moore's calls to gain the day by half a length, with Stradivarius a short head back in third.
The ring-shaped needles ran round the edge of three main dials containing the petrol gauge
, rev counter and speedo, leaving the centres free to display information from the car's on-board computer.
But as the line came ever closer the petrol gauge
started to run close to empty, just as the surge of Qualify, on her first run beyond a mile, was hitting top gear.
The driver has a lot to look at as there are three different displays - a split-level dash with digital speedometer and multifunction display above the steering wheel, a central rev counter and petrol gauge
in front of you, and a colour touchscreen on the centre console for the audio system.
Donald McCain's popular Overturn appeared to have everything in trouble two out, but Jason Maguire had kicked on a long way out and the petrol gauge
was flashing at the last.
But in the last half-furlong the 2010 Gold Cup winner's lack of a recent run started to tell, and as the petrol gauge
ran empty another festival winner in Cape Tribulation seized the initiative under a never-say-die ride from Denis O'Regan.
Surprisingly he was then stepped up to a mile and a half, but after travelling well, the petrol gauge
was on empty close home.
There's no multi-function steering wheel - there is a central speedo with a tiny little rev counter that is the same size as the petrol gauge
that sit left and right of the speedo.
THERE is nothing more annoying for a driver than having to bend awkwardly to one side in a desperate attempt to read the speedometer or to check the petrol gauge
The petrol gauge
in my hire car was dangerously low, my mobile was out and I was travelling the Loneliest Highway in America, Route 50.
, temperature, oil, speed, direction - there was nothing he didn't ask.