First, let me state that I am only commenting on the comments here. I can't and won't vouch for anything or any numbers. Shew...disclaimer done....LOL.
If you read the posts, you'll see where it was stated that both Auto's and 5 Speeds were tested.
The Auto went 14.00 (kind of sad).
The stick(s) started out at 13.67 on stock street tires. The car eventually improved to 13.36 on those street tires. It is reasonble to expect that with a new, unfamilier car, times would improve as you got used to the car.
Bolt-on DR's, and go 13.07 and then 12.97. Once again, with practice and traction, ET improves. From a drag racing standpoint, that makes perfect sense to me.
So yes, there was about a second difference, but in that mix put in A4 and M5 cars, different tires, and an unfamilier car to race. It becomes much easier to see why there would be such a spread....at least in my mind.
Final comment...I hope this is a glimpse of things to come. If these cars are real indicators of what the car is going to be like (especially the M5), then I'm 100% impressed. However, I think I'll wait till the production models hit the streets before I get too excited.