Again uber congratulations! Do please have fun and drive safe
Thanks, Phil. To tell the truth, the car still scares the heck out of me. I haven't driven a manual shift in over twenty years, and one that breaks traction so easily is taking a lot of getting used to.
These cars are programmed at the factory so that the supercharger is turned off until the car is driven a continuous 5 miles. I guess for the protection of unwary transport drivers and lot boys.
Mine had 5.5 miles on it when it arrived, the supercharger was not functioning yet, but it still seemed to have quite a bit of power. I was not ready for what happened at 11 miles, stepped hard on the throttle and almost lost control.
This car was hard to find, it took two months of searching dealer inventories nationwide to locate the one I bought. I wanted a convertible in Sterling Gray Metallic with black stripes, and they only made 67 of those (the 2014 is already out of production and there will be no more of these cars made). A dealer here in Southern California did happen to have the car I wanted but would not budge from $10,000 OVER STICKER!
I finally found one in the wheat fields of Imperial, Nebraska (pop. 2100) for MSRP and had it shipped to Los Angeles. The folks at Imperial Country Ford were great to work with, far more "down home" than most dealers out here.On its way to L.A.