Engine performance is spirited. The tachometer-indicated redline is 6,500, but a soft rev limiter started cutting in at 6,250 and got more aggressive as it climbed to the 6,500 mark. Needless to say we shifted as close to that limiter as possible and were launching at higher and higher rpms in order to achieve the best times.
Brake performance is outstanding, especially considering that this vehicle was not equipped with ABS brakes. The pedal modulation was excellent and allowed us to get the braking distance down to the level of ABS-equipped vehicles.
The biggest complaint we could have is that steering feel is a little heavy when compared to some of its competitors, and could be a touch faster, but is still very good. Handling is very controllable with a solid, planted feel, that creates confidence in this vehicle and its abilities. This car is going to take names and kick some butt. Neil G. Chirico