^tis because TQ overpowers drag.
X2 on the no need to remove it, automatic and only a 1/2 mile you won't hit the limiter. Also it's not like the few extra MPH will get you anywhere but a stiffer competition that will be pissed you're always in their way.
Have to ask though, does the car have ABS?
Don't "think outside the box".
There is no box.
Do it correct, or do it twice.