So after spending a week with the car trying to accomplish a hard launch, I don't think there is a way to do it unless you break launch which I'm not going to be doing on a $90k car. Basically if you're in sports mode and you floor the accelerator literally nothing happens during the first .5 s and then the car "wakes up" and starts a gradual acceleration which then turns into a good pull. This is very disappointing because all of the AWD cars I owned given the same situation would either generate a very aggressive "tug" forward or in case of rear drive would create wheel spin. This isn't something that's possible it seems in the ghibli. Given that almost all new cars out there have the ability to launch hard this will leave the ghibli in the dust with even the most basic models such as the Audi a5/6 and BMW 535. Taking off the traction control did nothing to help the cause. Has anyone had a different experience?