No measurable difference between Econ/Normal/Sport modes at wide-open throttle with batteries fully charged. Easy to hit rev limiter before shifting up with such a free-revving engine. Traction control punished exuberant launch.
Nothing out of the ordinary to report here, just the usual ABS buzz and some moderate dive under panic stop conditions. Adequate fade resistance, as best stop from 60 mph came on fourth attempt.
Skid pad: Steering remains light and delicate as the limit approaches with stability control disengaged. Very slight understeer, with more neutral cornering atitude than a typical front-wheel-drive car. With stability control engaged, throttle closes to retard speed. Slalom: With stability control disengaged, the rear of the car walks/moves around quite a lot, limiting the CR-Z's speed because of oversteer. Fun for test driver, but not recommended for a civilian. With stability control engaged, the self-correcting brake applications keep the car on track well within its limits.