I left the car in disbelief last night when I got home. I had been beaten fair and square by an audi ttrs in a drag race from a red light...?????!!! How is this possible, I thought and still wonder? My car seems to be very slow off the line with or without TC engaged. I will give it that I have winter tires on but...... an audi ttrs!!? it does at best a 0-100km/h in 4.9s that's a whole second slower than the roaster sport! As far as I know I bought a sport but with this dismal performance I am beginning to wonder what is really beneath the PEM in my little beauty. Could it be just the winter tires?? or might I have a problem with the car? I do have a weird sound when I put the car in park. It sounds like the motor has seized up but maybe this is normal, I had thought so until last night.......... Thanks for any ideas on this highly embarrassing episode!! felix b.