It’s been eight months since I last drove an Audi RS4, but the thrill of unleashing 420 horsepower through its all-wheel drive system hasn’t diminished. In fact, this 2007 Audi RS4 was even more fun.
Just to be clear — this thing is FAST! Our own testing had it doing zero-to-60 in 4.3 seconds. Yet it’s also stable, predictable and easily flung between corners.
I was driving it on Mulholland and thinking, “You know, on this type of road at least, you probably couldn’t go much faster, even in something like a Ferrari F430 or Corvette Z06.” Yes, those cars would pull quicker lap times on race track (actually, maybe they wouldn’t on a low-speed track, like Streets of Willow), but in a situation where mid-range power is as important as peak power, and corner grip is more important than coefficient of drag, the RS4 would be a tough bogie to shake in almost any vehicle.
Source: Karl on Cars