However, for the avoidance of personal bias on my part, I’ve also handed the keys over to my colleagues Jon Quirk and Andy Pringle recently, and it’s fair to say the feedback was mixed. Jon told me it was ‘a fantastic spec’, and I’m inclined to agree. With the modest equipment we’ve added to KU16 MPE, it feels like you’re left wanting for nothing, rare in any premium model.
Andy expressed surprise that earlier in the month I had managed to squeeze 41.4mpg from it on a drive to the office. Truth is, I really was trying, but it’s a pleasing sign the engine is freeing up. Yet he also said; ‘I have no idea why you need a TT roadster to be that fast’. Question is, is he right?
I tend to drive pretty gently to and from work, especially with the roof down, as most of the route is busy motorways, only occasionally indulging the car’s full 306bhp potential. So is the TT S a bit excessive? Should we have gone for a less powerful model instead?