Over the next few weeks, I can guarantee that you’ll see the Audi RS5 go up against all sorts of rivals.

The BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 are the main competition, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the suave yet practical Italian choice, and you’ve also got less common selections such as the Lexus RC F.

These may be valid comparisons, but they’re all a bit, well, obvious. Instead, my mind was drawn to another four-seat coupé that shares a mechanical layout, price (sort of) and even badge. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Audi Quattro 20V.

This isn’t just a reason for me to drive a childhood idol, even though I’ll freely admit to that being part of my plan. According to the Bank of England’s inflation calculator, its list price was within £1000 of what a new RS5 costs in today’s money, and it filled a similar brief. Both are rapid ways to cross country whatever the weather, are packed full of technology and are even reasonably sensible.