I struggle with Audi sometimes. I can dig the formidable sporting heritage and some of the awesome cars that has spawned. I can respect its mastery of turning technical innovation into a powerful marketing tool, rivals often forced to respond and play catch-up. Mainly it makes pretty good cars too. Sometimes really good ones. But it’s often hard to find that essential spark of passion in its products. Because even when Audi tries to be silly it can’t help being a bit, well, Audi about it.
Dan Trent: Is the A1 Quattro Audi's Group B‑style supermini?
Exposure to a Performance Car review of the Lamborghini Countach 5000QV at an impressionable age set Dan Trent on course for a life-long obsession with cars. Immersion in the world of used car temptation with a spell as editor of PistonHeads.com only sealed the deal, compulsive online tyre-kicking now a daily ritual. He’s still some way off that Countach though.