well i went to the dealer and tested a mini. it was very peppy, with some great thrust. i used to own an MCS so i was keeping a close eye on the difference. and it was minimal (except for the beautiful supercharger noise). so i picked up a mini they had on the lot. fully loaded pepper white/ black top. striking. i'm surprised its not a more common combo, i get twice as many compliments as my dark silver MCS. anyway it is much more sluggish than the dealers car. very noticable. i have like 600 miles on it and the dealers has like 300. so then i thought about what ive heard people say on these forums. if you break it in harder it will drive alot faster. and we all know the dealer testers are thrashed from the beginning. i even went back and retested the dealers car a few days ago and it is almost twice as fast as mine. so i've been really laying into my car during breakin. i still don't go over 4000 RPM but i shift at 3500-4000 and get it up there rather quick. and even after a few days of that i noticed it has become alittle faster off the line with abit more power. am i imagining this or is this real. anybody else witness this and are there any bad effects from not BABYING my mini.