Got invited by Grimsby Audi to Cadwell Park yesterday to drive the latest S and RS models.
They had 2 S3's doing hot laps around the track and I can confirm they look really good and sound very nice too! It's the first time I've seen one in the flesh, although they were both sportbacks I'm pretty glad I've ordered a 3 door. The interior is a massive step up from my 8P S3 and I spoke to the driver who was a pro driver (not from Audi) and he said it's a very impressive car even on track.
I chose to drove the RS4 and RS6, it was unbelievable, they threw you the keys for a 45min test drive around the roads around Cadwell Park. The RS6 is a proper machine, although I had my wife and 8 week old baby in the back so didn't get chance to really hammer it. But even the slightest tickle of throttle was comically fast!
As for the RS4 I went out solo and can only describe the test drive as epic! That is an absolute weapon and any journalists reviews saying it's not that good I don't know what planet they are on! You could never tire of taking it to 8500rpm and hearing the throttle blip on downshifts!! I tried to follow the test route they gave but ended up finding my own, consequently finding some very good deserted B roads. I felt a bit sorry for it really getting that thrashed with only 300 miles on the clock, but I guess they're built for that!!
Anyways, if anyone get's an invite to an Audi showcase in the future, snap their hand off, a brilliant day, very well organised and quality snap too!!
Need to get saving for an RS4 now.......