Report 6 Audi RS4 £72,175 OTR/£77,145
Seats are a lot like waiters, really... the really good ones, you don’t even notice they’re there. Having sampled 14 of the finest (and most torturous) over Speed Week, I can confirm the RS4’s are among the very best. Not love-handle pinchers like the Fiesta ST, or with all the pliancy of an ironing board, like the 600LT, they simply fit, look fantastic (integrated headrests for the win), there’s not a scrap of sweat-clogged Alcantara and they massage and toast your tired behind with relish. Bit like the car as a whole, which has slipped so seamlessly into my life that I’m in danger of taking its all-round usability for granted. This is a very fast car, designed specifically for family life, which is why I forgive its bluntness when you up the ante.