I finally got to ride in my buddies S4 (2.7TT). The following mods:
Chipped, TBE, Bailey DVs.
First off, its a freakin' beautiful car. I really considered this car, however, I just couldn't see spending 25k+ on a used car, but, man it is nice. So much more luxury than the Sti (expected, of course).
Ok, onto the good stuff:
0-60 Very similar to the STI
60-100 Noticing a difference, keeps going...
100-1xx Pulls WAYYYYYY harder, doesn't seem to slow at all.
The clutching has more travel, the shifting feels much more loose, with way more travel between gears. Remined me of my GTI, with one more gear...
Much softer, very different. This was expected, of course...
All in all, a much better daily driver setup, with style and speed, but, not as much a raw performance standpoint by any means compared to the STi.
I think with a DP, deadbolt prepped VF34, Accessport/UTEC and the other "basics", I could give him a pretty good run though.
Of course, it won't matter, by the time I'll have my stuff installed and ready, he'll have his setup (custom GT28R twin turbo setup).