BAM. BAM. BAM. The woman in front of me clacks a pack of cigs against the gas station minimart counter before paying. I put down a few bucks for my first coffee of the trip and walk out into the night. It's 4am and our Audi RS7 sits idling in the cold Virginia air. We have five hours of driving ahead of us and seventeen behind us. Even with heated seats, air suspension, and 560 horsepower, this 1300 mile road trip is destroying me.
If the Audi RS7 isn't the perfect road trip car, it's pretty close. You sit in leather seats, heated, so comfortable you never once get sore. You can set the radar cruise control and the car will slow the car for you if someone in front slams on the brakes. You have a lane departure system that doesn't just warn you if you drift over the white lines, it steers the car back into your lane. You have your own air conditioning settings, every one of your passengers has another.