I finally had a chance to drive the car for the first time, other than the 1/2 mile drive from the delivery drop off point to my house. I took her out for the first 25 mile break-in drive a couple of days ago. I've never driven or ridden in a car with this kind of horsepower before so I was a little apprehensive/nervous. I've been having nightmares about what would happen my first time behind the wheel. All the irrational thoughts about wrecks, loosing control and smashing into something or someone really had me worried. Fortunately none of that happened and the drive was quite enjoyable.
I started the car up for the first time since delivery and my wife got in the passenger seat she says "WOW that sounds like a jet engine getting ready for takeoff!!!" Haha the sound (a low whistling sound) of the supercharger drawing in air @ 1200 rpm gives a hint of what's to come. So anyway we ease out of the driveway and head out to the first stop sign, not far enough to really do anything but idle. I turn off the radio because I want to hear the sound of the engine as we shift through the gears. We turn the corner and head down the street to the next stop light, 1/2 mile away, and I'm still a bit nervous because I can sense all the power just waiting to be released. I'm in first gear and step on the gas, a little too much gas because the rpm shoot up to 6k faster than I think possible, seems less than a second to me, perhaps I exaggerate. I shift through second, third and fourth a little afraid to give it too much gas and besides we're still in town but enough to hear the supercharger whine and man it feels and sounds GOOD. I look around at the next stop light and every other driver and passenger are all giving the car a good looking over. She sure draws attention going down the road. So, I recover my breath and my wife says "you can slow down or you can take me back to the house" and I say "yes dear". Anyway we finally get out into the less populated area and all I can say is wow. I am impressed. I love it and can't wait for the weather to clear up again for the next 25 mile trip. The sound and the feel are addictive. I'm in love again
I added some more pictures but the flash still flashed on the interior shots making the blue appear brighter in the photos than it actually does in person. Need more sunshine.