All I can say is wow... I tried playing around with the paddle shifters yesterday and what a surprise... I didn't expect the TIP to be this responsive....I do have the audi select option not sure if this is a big difference to a non select car but its awsome. Im coming from an 08 BMW M5 with SMG and its the same if not better in regards to response to gear shifting... downshifting is smooth and upshifting is fast!... this car doesn't stop putting a smile on my face... No regrets going for the TIP... just got the windows tinted 20% all around. 15mm spacers all around next. Will post pics later...