Do people still discuss cars down the pub? I guess they do, but as this is 2017 they also do it in coffee shops, in sushi bars and, of course, on Twitter. While the playing field may have evolved, the rules of the game remain the same. To win, you must bamboozle your opponent with as many technical car facts as possible.
Here's a few for you: 'Friction-reducing plasma-coated cylinder barrels'. 'Lightweight, high-strength hollow-bored crankshaft and connecting rods'. ‘Aluminium pistons with integrated channels for oil cooling'. 'Seven straight wins in the International Engine of the Year 2.0-litre to 2.5-litre category'.
Still with me? I'm glad because – whisper it – spending hours swapping technical details can get just a little bit tedious. However, driving the car this information applies to, the all-new Audi TT RS Roadster, is as far removed from boring as Morris dancing is from the Bolshoi Ballet.
Some critics have been hailing the all-new Audi TT RS Roadster as a miniature version of Audi's R8 V10 Spyder supercar. Peruse its razor-sharp silhouette, its bespoke RS styling features and its ground-hugging stance and you will begin to see the strength of that argument.
Next, make yourself comfortable in the Fine Nappa leather Super Sports seat and adjust the RS Sport multi-function steering wheel. Then press the red starter button, drop the electric hood, head for some good roads – and we're pretty confident you will be won over completely by the all-new TT RS Roadster.