Originally Posted by newowner35i
its done by auto journalists, awd cars (easier for novices) will always have an advantage
Although I agree with you that awd cars tend to be a bit more manageable for novices, it's more than that. In this very forum there's a video showing the RS5 to be just that little bit quicker head to head - and the video is done by race types from Fifth Gear.
In addition, fastestlaps.com has the RS5 faster on 12 out of fifteen tracks. As I've mentioned, it's close, but the RS5 is definitely just that little bit quicker on track, while being a tick off the M3's best in a straight line.