Spec V Upgrade Package ($2,200 -- includes helical limited-slip differential; power-sliding-glass moonroof with tilt feature; Rockford Fosgate 340-watt audio system with eight-speaker system [two 8-inch subwoofers, two 6-by-9-inch speakers, and four 2.5-inch midrange tweeters]; XM Satellite Radio; rearview monitor and dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors); Navigation Package ($400 -- includes navigation system with 5-inch color touchscreen monitor and XM NavTraffic capability); Splash Guards ($140); Floor Mats ($110).
Good torque down low makes it quite easy to have massive wheelspin. Best launch was without any clutch slip. Just drop the pedal at around 3,000 rpm. With the clutch out, just hit the pedal and bang off shifts.
Slalom: Despite nearly dead front tires, this car feels fairly nimble and responsive. Still a bit tall to be truly quick here, but good, well-controlled handling -- especially considering its humble underpinnings. Skid pad: Difficult to sense front grip limits through the wheel and absolutely unwilling to rotate. Add these up and it's difficult to beat electronic stability control here.