I have posted inquires into what upgrades I should do with my 2011 GT
Auto. One of the changes was replacing the stock intake manifold with a BOSS 302 manifold, a tune, maybe gears and some additional upgrades to the exhaust.
So, I was at the local Ford dealer getting an oil change and rotation and decided to check out the Roush Stage 3 for $62k. The goal was a test drive to see how much more power it had over my stock GT. I know it does, after all, but I wanted to know what a 575HP blower felt like.
It took a little coaxing to get the test drive. The sales manager told me, "Go easy on it, it's still Ford property so do not take it over 100 mph. Drive it like you drive your car" "Dude, it's a Stage 3 Roush, but since you insist I drive it like 5.0..." Of course I am not going to reenact The Italian job, but I am going to hit the gas from the light to justify the money for the supercharger.
I like the performance honestly. But the reason for this post is, how do you (or anyone for that matter) test drive a high performance car? Typically, they have you go around the block. Roush Stage 3, GT500; hell, what do buyers of Corvettes and Nissan GTR's do? Do they just know and not care and drop the money on the table? How can a dealership expect someone not to want to push the performance a WEE LITTLE BIT when you are dropping that much coin on a car?