One of the McLaren MP4-12C's best characteristics is its capability to adopt multiple road sensibilities, that of a mildly-sprung street cruiser, a canyon carver and a track monster, by way of a pair of switches. But the Rolls Royce of Supercars? At least the ride in its softest setting.

In his latest episode of "Chris Harris on Cars," Harris samples the McLaren's multiple personalities, puttering around town as if he were headed to the local farmers' market, and then taking to the track to stress the Macca in other ways — often sideways, naturally.

We'll have our own McLaren MP4-12C review up early next week (we just drove it, and it's marvelous.) But check out Harris's take and think about the implications. Should a supercar be all things in all conditions, just because the engineers can make it so?