This IQ Engine, the 1.33L 1329cc is already putting out 94h.p. @ 6000rpm & 89lb ft of torque at 4400rpm.
It is a fairly high performance, High Compression 11.5:1 engine (high compression and turbo boost don't go together), and they still made it run on reg fuel, that is amazing, what is more amazing is the fuel economy for this small & high performance engine.
From a stop light My IQ leaves the rest of the pack behind without even trying, it is geared fairly low to be able to get you away from a stop as well as it does.
If you own one
IMO drive it, get it broken in, get used to it, Mine still is surprising me every day, at how peppy it is, and mine is not broken in yet.
This car is very deceiving as far as performance, and speed goes, the CVT makes it feel much smoother and masks it's performance. Gauge your self by other traffic and your speedometer. I have a 650cc motorcycle that has a CVT and it is the same way, it does not feel like you are going fast but look down at your speed and your doing 90mph (and you got up there fast) when you think that you were doing 60mph, sense of speed is different with a CVT trans.
The IQ is the same way, the trans/CVT keeps the engine in it's most efficient RPM range as possible(ALL THE TIME) that may be at a lower rpm range while you are accelerating, the CVT just keeps changing gear ratio's to maintain this efficiency.
It is an amazing system.
The CVT is the tip of the iceberg, they have a newer technology that is even more efficient than the CVT, but is still being developed
I like the engine how it is. I wouldn't mind the turbo upgrade. Once your car is broken in, just turn the traction control off and do turns at about 40mph and you will have a huge smile on your face. If you want more fun IMO play Perfect Insanity by Disturbed and go wild