Traction on, VDIM on and always stay in sport mode. It will require alot of practice to manually shift this car and get to 60 faster than in auto mode. When mastered I believe you can get the best 0-60 time when using either the paddles or shift lever to shift through the gears. I have upgraded to 275/30/19 tires in the rear and this has helped with wheel spin immensely. With traction off I have been left at the light spinning in smoke on more than one occasion.