I: 3.46; II: 2.05; III: 1.30; IV: 0.90; V: 0.90; VI: 0.76; R: 3.99; FINAL I: 4.12; FINAL II: 3.04
Sport mode does shave significant time from the Jetta's acceleration runs but does so without any significant disadvantages. Shifts are still smooth and comfortable. Shouldn't it always shift like this? Best run in Drive. Mild brake torque seems to help a bit off the line, but it's easy to get too aggressive, which slows things down.
Lots of squish in the pedal, but no appreciable degradation of braking performance throughout all stops.
As per the norm at VW, stability control cannot be fully disabled, which is frustrating. Turning it "off" does somewhat loosen the reins such that better numbers can be had, but there's no getting too out of shape here. Handling is predictably understeery around the skid pad, which makes control easy through the slalom, but not terribly quick.