Maybe it is a convenient side effect of the BOA function or some other feature, but it sure acts like a typical launch control system. If it really is the accidental side-effect of some other feature though, someone in Ford marketing is probably going "Damn, we could have advertised that!!"
On a more serious note, I was under the impression that it required "S" mode to be engaged and traction control to be disabled (selected "Off", not fuse pulled, etc..), but apparently that may be incorrect.
Anyone with a non "S" transmission tried to use this "nameless" feature?
And now the less serious side thoughts:
The car was designed to be able to handle stop & go rush-hour traffic...think about it...800~1000rpm, engage, disengage, repeat, repeat, repeat.
Really think one controlled 2500~3000rpm launch is going to hurt it? It's a 2.0...it's not at peak anything yet...
2012 Se Ingot Silver 5-Door w/ 201A & Se Sport Package
2001 Silverado 1500 RCLB 4x4 4.8L 5-Speed