So, you might be asking, why on earth did I decide to spend my summer break driving up the west coast of Scotland instead of warmer climes? Well, for starters, our final destination was the Isle of Skye, but its Gaelic name; Eilean a' Cheò (island of the mist) should probably have alerted me to the fact that the northern skies were unlikely to be clear.
Secondly, I had regularly felt that a longer drive would let us get to grips with all of KU16 MPE's abilities. Could a two-seater this compact comfortably carry two people, and all their luggage for week for hundreds and hundreds of miles? Just how far could I eke out a tank of petrol, and how much fun would it be on the famous Applecross pass? I needed answers.
Around 1,800 miles later, after spending a single day driving the last leg, from Aviemore in the Cairngorms through the spine of England and back to London, I had them. The TT S Roadster really is a car for every driving situation, and on this trip, we encountered most of them - from thick fog and slippery mountain passes, to gravel sheep tracks, monotonous motorway stretches and narrow town streets - nothing I threw at it could fluster this most versatile of convertibles.