I think that it is yes, amazing in some sense. VW have not spared anything to make this car. It is a very polished machine with fit and finish. But for the person who want to "feel" the car feedback similar to playing tennis using racquet without vibration dampener, or making sex without condom, this car is dampened, too gentle, compared to other exotic such as Koenigsegg which is more "brut."(English=raw?) And Jay Leno I hear is horrified that car such as this can be driven in full automatic. When I am in America I think is crazy much driver on the roads, who all can accelerate so fast with automatic transmission, no skill of any kind necessary, and this make the road crazy with stupid woman and other persons driving minivan and suv try to run you over while talk on mobile phone and do much other thing than concentrate to drive, scare the shit of me!
In fact it seem much school not even teach student how to use manual transmission, only automatic!