To make sure we didn’t kill ourselves or, more importantly, the car, Audi provided three black Q7’s driven by ex-cops for escort. I suddenly knew what it was like to be a Russian oligarch. Audi’s best prototype protection feature is Uwe Haller, the car’s affable project manager and my navigator. The car is his baby and he managed to point out every manhole cover on the road. This being New York it was a common refrain.