After a restful night we head back to the car and set off to discover the surrounding roads. Visibility has improved but the tarmac is nearly invisible under a thick coat of snow. To start with we head off very carefully and feather the accelerator for fear of losing traction, but the wheels stick to the road and soon we feel confident enough to start using more of the 400PS engine’s power to have some fun. On these empty roads the combination of the Audi’s fantastic engineering and the winter tyres deliver incredible sensations, and enable us to stay in complete control. True to its racing heritage, the TT RS remains glued to the road, even when braking and negotiating sharp corners, and before it’s time to head home, we are under no illusion that we have found this vehicle’s spiritual home.
Written by John Silcox. Photographs by John Wycherley