The speed in which it moves when those turbos spool up is incredible and a bit deceiving...there certainly is more there than it lets on. I passed three cars on the FWY to tuck into a lane for an offramp I needed, and it was like a cheetah that had sprung fwd. And again, I didn't kick it down that hard either, in respect for the dealer's new car that wasn't mine. So there was definitely MORE on tap that I hadn't even come close to accessing.
BTW, what are you doing about a front license plate? We are in a state that it's mandatory...I'm looking at one of those electric hide a plate options so we don't drill and mount on the front fascia...
Very nice description of the Conti's power. And it's nice to have the paddles to shift down a gear or two, way quicker than the auto-box. BTW, does the auto learn over time? Or is it a mileage thing, I think even in normal mode the box holds the gears longer than in the beginning.
And about the license plates: finally one good thing about Michigan - plus the Contis being build here, of course.