[s-cars] RS4 test drive, wowieee!!!

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Tue May 16 21:10:43 EDT 2006

This was the Audi "Streets of Tomorrow" event that just went through Philly
last weekend. It wasn't done by a dealership.


On 5/16/06, Igor Kessel <KBATPO at comcast.net> wrote:
> RM wrote:
> > I was invited to the Audi ride and drive event in Philadelphia yesterday
> > morning, probably due to my wifes 2002 Audi Allroad which was about to
> run
> > out of warranty (trying to sell me a new one eh?) . The deal was i had
> to
> > drive the new Q7 for about 10 minutes (very nice rig) and then i could
> > choose to drive up to three other audis through a small, short autocross
> > course. The new 3.2 DSG TT was a blast, the A3 DSG also very nice and
> the
> > A8l was suprisingly nimble for the size. But the ride along side Audi's
> race
> > car test driver and ex-rally racer Uhle something-or-other, in the new
> RS4,
> > was the best roller coaster ride i ever had. The autocross course was
> short,
> > but featured a nice straightaway with a sharp 180 at the end. Uhle
> entered
> > the straight at about 35mph and ran it up to about 75 before beginning
> to
> > wiggle the rear end in rally car fashion, only to drift the car around
> the
> > 180 with all four wheels with all four spinning and sliding in perfect
> > harmony. I've owned and raced Super-Vee's and done some pretty silly
> stuff
> > in them, but this ride gave me goosebumps and taxed my anti-perspirant.
> > 3 laps wasn't enough, but quite a thrill! The whole shebang is off to
> > Atlanta for next weekend then, Dallas I hear. May i suggest you contact
> your
> > local dealer or sales rep and see if you cant score a ticket to get in.
> They
> > also had lots of freebies like coffee, beer, food, massages (welcomed
> after
> > a very tense RS4 ride) as well as a real live R8 to touch and feel. Has
> > anyone else experienced this?
> >
> > Rolf
> OK, Rolf, which dealership treated you to all this?
> --
> Igor "green with envy" Kessel
> two turbo quattros
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