I agree with you, but why add such a bad throttle lag on such a performance, sport oriented car?Absolutely
Its not turbo lag.
Even the naturally aspirated power is delayed for that .5 to 1 second on tip in.
Thats throttle lag.
Turbo lag on our cars is almost non existent. You can make 20psi at 2000rpm.
Protecting the carbon fiber driveshaft seems like a very plausible reason for them programming in the throttle delay.I would guess, Lost, you haven't spent most of your life training your right foot to be a lead weight that slams down a gas pedal too. It helps.
Mustang uses an aluminum driveshaft, not carbon fiber.
Aluminum is heavier, doesn't spin up as fast from a stop, has more parasitic power loss. The way this car delivers power is partially to protect the componentry from shock when the carbon fiber driveshaft spins faster then the rest of the components can handle. (Has to do with inertia, the driveshaft has less effect from inertia then the gears it connects to)
There are aftermarket replacment's to change the Mustang's driveshaft to carbon fiber. Do a forum search, broken ring and pinions are not uncommon after the change, as is various vibration issues and other lesser problems.
Here's a video that is semi famous in Mustang circles... Fast forward to 5:30 to see what happens when a carbon fiber driveshaft causes a failure at a drag strip immediately after launch. Here it "disintegrated" that is what happens when the components the driveshaft is connected to are stronger then the driveshaft and the driveshaft spins up FASTER then those components can comfortably. Either the driveshaft or rear differential, ring and pinion gears... Something breaks catastrophicly, maybe not the first time...but eventually.
I guarantee part of why these cars work the way they do off the line is to protect things from breakage if the car is launched aggressively more often then not.
That's why.. really....you gotta use finesse from a stop, or brake torque and just ham foot it. No in between. This is the truest way Alfa's are like classic exotic cars.... To get the most out of them they require thier own style of driving.
Not just small block, and not just Chevies Off the line, my 2.0 reminds me of the '68 Charger R/T I owned a little over 50 years ago - 440/4bbl, Torqueflite. A little easy on the throttle (maybe take about a second to get to the floor) so that the secondaries don't open too suddenly, thereby killing throttle response, causing a big lag, then a kick.Maybe a discussion on small block chevies. Cam and manifold/carb selection for off the line torque or higher rpm horsepower?