The car does have some because racecar. But like a woman it sometimes needs "encouragement" to get going.
Also running the car with the air box lid off is very fun experience.
My transmission was quite unrefined @ first after the first little bit the transmission improved beyond words.
The car is a very fun drive and btw the K/N drop in for this car is worth the money.
My advice is drive the car hard @ first, have some fun it and it will treat you right.