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Baby Gorilla, you and I once again are in complete agreement!

Hit 125 mph on the day I got it. Numerous 20-100 runs and hard braking; high speed turns (the suspension is awesome by the way). It goes over 100 every time it goes out. Not abusing the car, but not babying it either. Hit the rev limiter on day one as well; shift light/tone is set for 6k rpm but usually shift earlier due to it's newness.

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I'm going with the theory that break-in is unnecessary. Already did a bunch of burn-outs, and hit the rev limiter once. Couldn't help it.

 

BG--this is going to sound stupid,but what process are you doing for the burnouts??Turn off ATC?Pop the clutch?Run the rpms up?Just a bashing the gas from a stand still.Im also just runing the car,only getting 12.8mpg,but run around in 3rd mostly.

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I have driving at various speeds some highway miles and city strret miles. I have not done any major burn outs but have done some 0 to 1oo runs and some 40 mph to 100 mph runs. I think that these cars are ready to run when they hit the ground, driving them hard from time to time IMO does not hurt anything. I don't think you should brutilize it to start with but I think hitting her hard on occassion is good it helps you become familar with the handling, acceleration and what are normal and abnormal noises. If you baby her to much how do you know what you got and what to do with it when you do want to let her loose. :shift::shift: :happy feet: :happy feet:

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I recall reading stories of people driving out of the dealer the first day with their Vette or Ferrari like a bat out of hell and basically losing control and smashing their car into a divider or jumping the curb into oncoming traffic.

 

My break-in will come easy until I learn more about the handling and power characteristics. Having been in a Quattro for the last 8 years will take some adjustment going to RWD with so much torque and HP.

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Seriously, though, I drive it relatively conservatively at least 90% of the time. I would not say that I abuse it by any means but I do like to see what it can do from time to time. I truly believe that I haven't done any damage using this approach, especially with a beast like this. These cars were MADE for this. Everything in moderation....

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My dealership is in lower Alabama (LA) and the drive home is 600 miles. I will vary the RPMs bouncing between 5th and 6th gear and by the time it gets home...it will be broken in I try to keep it under 4000 rpms for the first 500 miles then turn it loose. By the way same procedure on my 2003 Cobra and the 2007 Shelby GT500. First oil change is at 1000 miles....my process...others will have their opinion.

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If I'm not mistaken there isn't anything under break-in in the owners manual either. Probably won't hammer mine the first few times out. i'll run the rpm's up, but no hole shots.

Okay I hit 6k one time when I punched it. Shifts great, handling feels solid, I just love the whole car. Its a big chnge from my old 2007 Shelby GT I used to own. Extremely happy with the new GT500.

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