Watch out family ‘Kraut Wagon’ on the track

The fastest and possibly ‘coolest’ wagon in the world ready for its virgin track outing

The fastest and possibly ‘coolest’ wagon in the world ready for its virgin track outing

I said I would take the RS4 family wagon or ‘Kraut Wagon’ as mines been nicknamed by the guys in the Lotus club, on the racetrack once to see how it goes, it was real fun and what a car.

I’m glad I went, it was good fun, Me and Ben in his Lotus Elise had a great battle over 10 laps swapping places on the last session of the day in complete darkness. Amazing the power on the straights, I was able to pull away from even the supercharged Lotus’s over 100kph.

The ‘Kraut Wagon’ as nicknamed by the guys in the Lotus Club

The ‘Kraut Wagon’ as nicknamed by the guys in the Lotus Club

So much fun to drive, I was literally trying to get the car out of control to induce a slide, then turning the front wheels where I wanted to go and flooring the accelerator and the all wheel drive Quattro system sorted it all out, amazing, clever, faultless. I’m now aware how safe a car handling wise it is on the road and have a massive respect for how something so big and heavy can change direction and accelerate so well.

One of my highlights of the evening was watching on TV ‘My Kitchen Rules’ at 200 kph on Eastern Creeks main straight 🙂

Red Hot brakes proving I was using them well, yee har

Red Hot brakes proving I was using them well, yee har

Nothing beats a Lotus for shear fun on the track though (apart from Barry’s top machine) for maximum fun and involvement.

Wagons had its fun, its back to cruising the Sydney streets at 20 kph on the urban crawl at the hands of Sanna.

P.S if your wondering what the hell I’m on about ‘Wagons’ that’s what Aussies called ‘Estates’ over here.

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