Right, I'm starting a collection for V8. Can we have a whip round to buy him a new set of tyres? Poor loon has been driving around on slicks obviously.
Tyres aren't the only factor in determining grip, geometry, steering and suspension setup also play a large part.
Hence why some members of this forum are delighted with the front end grip when they set their S3's up with the Golf 7R's geometry.
But I guess you already know that (the first part) - and refuse to believe that setting the car up away from Audi's factory settings (which isn't set up for driver engagement) isn't a waste of time.