I have never driven an AWD car around a track. However after swapping rides with my dad at The Glen last week (in his 2008 Corvette) it became instantly obvious that my next car will not be FWD. I've driven his various Corvettes since I was 17 (26 now) but that was the first time I really ripped around a track and knew what I was doing. Last time I took his Vette to the track it was a C5, I was 18, didn't have a clue what I was doing, and was scared shi*less. I often toy with the idea of going BT on the GTI, but even if I installed an LSD, I'm basically beating a dead horse with 300+whp in a FWD track toy.
So, I'll be in the market for a new vehicle in the next year, and I'll prolly be thinking Big Turbo B7 A4 or BMW 135i. I want a car in the 12's, cuz it's just a hoot to have the much power when you want it. However, does an AWD car with a front bias (60/40 in the A4 I believe) drive like a FWD car with lots of grip, a RWD car with more stability, or something in between that I've never experienced? I've never hustled an AWD car around a track so I wouldn't know what to expect, so if anyone has lots of experience with both I'd love some insight.