I traded in an SVT Focus (and an STI..long sad story) for the RL. I'm sure the RL and the SS will probably launch about the same. You're going to want to be much lower than the SVT. Without a LSD, this thing will spin through gears in one spot (one wheel peel). I normally have to feel the car out for the day (road condition, air temp etc...), the SC is very temperature sensative. I know the RL mounts are soft, so it'll hop if you give it too much.