Test 4: Coupes
Being a male of the species, I am a creature of habit and therefore find any upsetting of the status quo badly destabilising. The keystones of stability are assumed knowledge: that politicians will disappoint, that Lewis or Nico will win and that the Audi TT is a Golf-based fashion item for those who have no idea about, or interest in, motor vehicles. And the TT RS is just an unpleasantly fast and harsh version of it.
Selfishly, Audi has taken it upon itself to completely unbalance the firmaments by making a TT that people who like driving might actually like driving – but looking at what VW manages to make of the same platform with the Golf, I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised that even Audi’s patchy RS department has delivered something a bit special.