Excellent. I want a video of the engine please. Revving if possible.
I think that can be arranged - but probably not til the weekend now, as we are crazy busy at work.
First drive yesterday to visit step-daughter (under social distancing measures, naturally) was about 90 minutes each way, mostly on A-roads.
The car seems exactly as I expected - smooth, comfortable and quiet. The gearbox is dead smooth and if you stick your foot down, it leaps forward and keeps leaping!
The V8 is obviously much too subtle and quiet for my tastes, but it seems to be doing its job.
The paranoia begins in earnest tomorrow with a first check at the local garage (he's a VAG specialist, but knows his way around other stuff). If that doesn't show anything financially fatal, we'll buy a few odds and ends: spacesaver spare, new key, etc.
If it's bad news, we'll have to weep into our leaked oil and take the hit!