Re: McLaren on a winning streak
You should read what I wrote more carefully. First paragraph is about dry unrestriced autobahn in Germany.
Second paragraph is about wet road or autobahn.
On wet autobahn even at 120km/h 991.2 Turbo S or R8 V10 Plus have way more traction then only RWD 570S. So, safety margin is bigger and that inspire more confidence.
But what are you actually trying to do on the autobahn in the wet? The speed limit in on the vast majority is pretty normal and most of it is straight or long, sweeping turns. In the US, the speed on the expressway while it's raining relatively hard is still 75-80mph, for everyone and every type of car. Hondas, RWD Corvettes, AWD Audis, SUVs, etc. Everyone drives 75-80mph with no problem at all. And in actually rain, not just the wet.
The idea that a RWD McLaren is less confidence inspiring on the autobahn in the wet is kind of crazy to me because you'd literally have to be going full throttle for some reason and going ridiculously fast for it to make any tangible difference. The confidence doesn't come until very high speeds and rates of acceleration.
AWD is better in the wet at the limits, but not really so much at reasonable speeds. The speed limits and traffic on the majority of roads are nowhere near the limits, dry or wet, so unless you're driving at absurd speeds, you'll be driving both the McLaren and the Audi at the same speeds.
AWD has a major advantage over RWD in the snow. In the wet/rain, it will give you better lap times, but in the real world it's usually not very significant at all.