Had a little play this morning now the car’s all run in and managed to beat the claimed 0-60 time by 0.9 seconds - roads are cold and damp so I reckon I could get it under 6 seconds when the weathers warmer for more grip off the line
(Tried 4 times and this was the best time)
The handbook says the launch control is only activated again after 3 minutes of normal driving to cool the parts down. The Nissan GTR has the same fail safe systems. I had it on my Subaru but it was very hard on the car to use it so I will try it soon but if you get the biting point right, it's quite easy to get a good launch yourself.
I'll try it when the roads are nice and dry with hot tyres
Makes sense Scott. Really glad one of us read the manual .
I would just launch manually anyway. Launch control is mega on sports cars / high end performance cars with paddle boxes. Providing conditions are right the way it pins you in the seat and the noise etc is an amazing experience.
Not sure that translates to a fwd hot hatch. But fair play to Hyundai for giving us the option.
If you want to see a road car launch I advise watching the latest 911 GT3 RS. Think it launches at around 7500rpm and due to being rear engined with wide sticky tyres it just motors. Don't get me started on the noise.
Infact I will just add the clip. Enjoy if you haven't seen before.