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Mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and quattro fourwheel-drive, it's very much an iron fist in a velvet glove - acceleration though intense and sledgehammerlike is controllable and creamy smooth, accompanied by a cultured symphony of sound.
HIS introduction was polite and measured, but make no mistake, new Wrexham boss Brian Little is an iron fist in a velvet glove.
Cadillac's XLR roadster is an iron fist in a velvet glove. Get in, and the car practically reaches out to embrace you.