The Chase: bobble-hatting in Wales
Using an Audi RS7 and a helicopter, Ollie Marriage tries to keep up with WRC Rally GB
Posted: 20 Nov 2013
I can't think of a better car for the job than the Audi RS7
On my way north very early Thursday morning I had the usual Audi doubts about the RS7. Too heavy, too hard riding, not lithe and feelsome enough. But now I really can't think of a better tool for the job of chasing Wales Rally GB. Nissan GT-R? Too hard riding, not enough comfort. Porsche 911 Turbo? Too low, and like the Nissan, not big enough. Mercedes E63, Jaguar XF-R and BMW M5 don't have four wheel drive so have traction issues. Which leaves big fast SUVs. Cayenne Turbo might have done the trick, but even that wouldn't have been as rapid cross country as the big Audi. It was mighty. Suspect a Merc A45 AMG might have been similarly effective, but with 20 per cent less overtaking ability.