Convenience Package ($1,800 -- includes auto-dimming interior mirror with compass, rain and light sensor, xenon plus headlights with LED DRL, Bose premium sound system), Premium Package ($1,500 -- includes three-spoke multifunction leather steering wheel, power driver seat with four-way power lumbar, Bluetooth, Illumination and Storage packages, front foglights, aluminum beltline trim, 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with all-season tires), 18-Inch Sport Package ($1,400 -- includes sport seats, sport suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels with summer performance tires), Open Sky Sunroof ($1,100), Cold Weather Package ($500 -- includes heated front seats, heated windshield washer nozzles and heated exterior mirrors), Metallic or Pearl Effect Paint ($475).
Crazy wheel hop almost makes my vision blurry. Even with a gentle clutch-intensive launch, going to WOT spins the tires. Lots of torque available. That said, the clutch pedal is very soft (too soft) and shifter is equally feathery. Good gear spacing keeps it in the power. (forgot to make a run with TC on)
Powerful and consistent. No fade detected in five-plus stops. Moderate pedal effort.
Skid pad: First attempt in 3rd gear proved difficult due to lagging throttle response. Better results in 2nd gear with higher rpm, but then coated the intake with oil slosh producing a big cloud of smoke. Otherwise, the steering feels a little strange and springy. ESP breathes off the throttle before going to brakes. Slalom: Neutral up to a point then oversteers on the limit. A bit roly-poly but it manages to hang on and remain controllable. Again, steering is precise/quick, but doesn't "feel" natural. Felt like it has an LSD because the exit was easy at wide-open throttle.