Another fun day of making some rapid progress across Wales in the RS3. It's been a day of surging past dawdling traffic. My passenger was stunned by the composure and sheer thrust of the RS3 whether the roads were wet or dry. Exiting a roundabout up a long hill at full bore resulted in an appreciative nod from 2 bikers in a layby. "They liked that" was the observation from the passenger seat! A long straight and no traffic in sight meant time for only one thing. Brake to a stop. Disengage the ESP. Select S on the gearbox (and sport for aural drama). Left foot on the brake and...grrrrr...3k revs and boom. 4.2 seconds later "That is incredible" is the response. The Michelins were warm and the road dry so this was a hooked up launch. 10s later the silence said enough. All that fun and yet composed and comfortable at the same time managing 29.9mpg average over 220 miles, even with plenty of overtaking and some fun moments along the way.