The sun nudges its way through a thin veil of autumnal mist, illuminating the bucolic Cotswolds landscape. It is a restful scene – until the lusty roar of an Audi R8 cuts through the air, joined by a symphony of other Audi Sport vehicles revving into life, all ready to be test-driven on Audi Sport’s very first Open Road Experience.
This exciting new event offers customers a chance to get fully acquainted with a wide range of Audi Sport vehicles, and navigate them down some of the best roads in the country. We were invited along to the luxury Tewkesbury Park Hotel in Gloucestershire to soak up the atmosphere and share the fun with 12 other participants. It is the automotive equivalent of a tasting menu, and on offer this weekend was a tempting spread of high-performance cars that included the RS 5 Coupé, the R8 Coupé and Spyder, RS 6 Avant, RS 7 Sportback, and RS 3 Sportback and Saloon.