Hopped on a 6am flight to Atlanta Friday. 2015 Audi S5 cabriolet, 20k miles, CPO, sports diff, tech package, rotor wheels, Bang Olufsen stereo and carbon atlas inlays.
Got to Audi Atlanta by 9am and they had the car all ready to go with a GA temp tag. Presented me a little red Audi box that looked like something you’d get a high end retirement watch in and inside were the two keys and a sweet Audi Atlanta keychain. Nice touch Audi Atlanta. They pulled the car up and helped me sync my phone so I could immediately have some tunes for the long drive back.
I decided to make a real car guy road trip out of it and hit up Cherohala Skyway and Tail of the Dragon. WHAT A RIDE! Obviously with a very new to me car on public roads I wasn’t pushing 10/10ths but it was still fast. At one point a Fiat 124 Abarth caught up to me so I let him pass then proceeded to nip at his back bumper for about 5 miles. This was definitely the hardest I pushed on the trip. When he pulled off at an overlook I did too and we had a good laugh. We both had to hop back in our cars quick though because both had smoke coming off the brakes and we knew it was not good to let the hot brakes sit like that. So a couple miles of very relaxed driving and happy to report the brakes are fine with no issues. Got to drive about 80% of it with the top down, had to put it for a short section because I hit a passing downpour.
Cherohala Skyway basically drops you right at the start of Tail of the Dragon so that was up next. With the rain showers on and off all morning it couldn’t have been a better time to be there. I got to drive the entire thing with the top down and there was no traffic in front of me. I pushed it taking a chance with the law and got lucky with no tickets. Got to chase a Saturn Sky Redline for several miles but eventually let him pull away because after 150 turns and only being 1/2 way through the Dragon you start to get tired. Did the rest of it at about 5/10ths and just enjoyed the scenery and buttery smooth twistys. Did end up buying a shot from killboy.com:
Made it to just north of Cincinnati Friday around 9pm and I was whooped so stayed over at a cheap hotel. Back on the road before 5am since I couldn’t get back to sleep and at home by 11am Saturday.
Now just need Northtown to finish up the warranty rust repairs on the CC so I can get it sold and free up some space in my driveway.