Seamless shifts and peppy throttle response allowed passing of many a semi truck; the resulting sense of superiority kept us from slowing down. And, lo and behold, people yielded when they saw the car coming. The sight of the Touareg charging up a highway exit ramp caused a couple in a Volvo Cross Country to panic as they idled at the toll coin basket. Glancing nervously in the rearview and scouring pockets and cupholders for change, the VW’s visage psyched them out so thoroughly that they charged off with the toll unpaid, blowing through a traffic light on the other side of the toll plaza. “Maybe it was the big-ass chrome grille,” remarked my co-driver.