I just wonder how the squishy wonky pedal feel will translate thru the cones... Maybe race isn't the word I'm looking for... I was enjoying the nice weather today in the twisty backroads and I kept hitting that point between eco and performance and it got me to wondering how it will go on the track.
PAL deals with how you apply pedal. if you slowly apply you can literally rev 4-5 k and not "awake PAL" but it talks some time to get used to it. I only see PAL as an issue if you are running eco tires and its one of those snow autocrosses over in PA. My worst autocross was in a rock and pot hole parking lot in Ft Washington, Maryland. I believe that's where Rosecroft Raceway is. The legit Auto X course was the lot of Fed EX Field.
As for race tune, you have no clue what extra HP is left out there till you pick a vendor and tune these cars. can't speak for the 1.8 crowd but someone will.
I dunno how my calibration will react as it is now, about half pedal pressure is where performance seems to kick in. If I could get two calibrations, one the way it came initally, and one modified the way it is now, I would love to give both a try and record time differences for both.