Maybe it's just me being a shitty driver, but last weekend, I did a run along some back twisty roads with some friends, and couldnt keep up. There was a cayman S and a mini cooper s, although both have some suspension work done, I didnt expect them to pull away so quickly that I cant see the taillights anymore in 3-4 corners. Wasnt putting much hope to chase the cayman in the first place, but the mini had ~40 horses handicap from the S3!!! Quattro didnt seem to provide any advantage, and based on the brake lights (when they still can be seen), the guy was braking a whole lot less. I tried to brake later than I normally would and the tyres would scream for help in the corner almost plowing straight. few weeks ago we did another different drive and I was alright with the pace. p/s this is not a street race, just a run at some deserted hill route. </end of rant> Can someone say something comforting so I dont feel sad anymore?