"What I have now really has no place in the suburbs of South Florida. I mean, I hit 60 in second gear and I'm still not approaching redline...not much fun in the 45 mph zones around here. So I pick my spots to test it (good thing for my Escort, front and rear), and proceed to have the odd sensation of my guts pushing backwards along with my head (3.1 seconds 0-60 sounds about right). The highway easily fits the bill. The push is effortless, it just feels like this is how the car was supposed to be from the onset. It's not really a maniacal out-of-control surge, although the wail behind your ears certainly sounds it over 4,000 RPMs; it's Audi with a dark passenger (thanks, Dexter)--straight down to business in kicking your behind. The lowered suspension as well has now made this car handle even better than before, this thing just doesn't give an inch around turns, and you really have to force understeer."