Originally Posted by T Bone
...Also explains why the RS4's otherwise decent engine is wasted by attaching the horrible power sapping Quattro drivetrain...
T Bone, unless you're of the opinion that any and all systems that drive four wheels are horrible (based on the fact that they take more power to run, I suppose), then you are way off base on this. The fact is that awd systems offer significant advantages, and Audi's is a pretty damned good one. Especially the latest iterations. Perhaps not as effective in improving at-the-limit handling as, say, the GT-R's is, but pretty damned good nonetheless.
In fact, no matter the disparity in quoted numbers, do you think the GT-R would be as quick around the 'Ring with two wheel drive?