Just flown back from the launch of the Audi R8 V10; which is fantastic by the way.
Audi arranged for us to drop the cars off outside the airport – all 16 of the £100,000 supercars; and there’s no denying the impact of this multicoloured line-up.
And it wasn’t lost on the locals around the Spanish city of Granada either, with every passer by, on foot or in car, craning their necks for a closer look.
On the test route around rural Spain, our route took us through countless tiny villages, all packed with kids cheering us on. It was wonderful to see such a reception for a crowd-collecting car, rather than aggression and jealousy that’s so often the way.
But then again, the Audi R8 isn’t simply ‘just another’ supercar.