Looks like more than half of the long term cars C&D test are faster at 40,000 miles.
The CX9 was faster, also, FWIW.And half are slower, which probably says that random factors associated with the before and after test conditions (wind, temperature, tire wear, driver technique, measurement error, etc.) are probably overriding any actual change in engine performance.
Its standard. Every drag strip eliminates 1ft rollout.Rolling starts are always slower. C&D does whatever it takes (revs engine and stands on the brakes, basically) to get the best off the line start for the 0 to 60 numbers. This puts the engine in the heart of the powerband. The rolling start forces the engine to be near idle, which adds a delay until the engine revs build.
On another note, C&D's 0 to 60 numbers include "rollout" which is a nice way of saying they are overstated. You have to add 0.3 second to the numbers to get the real 0 to 60 time of 6.1....
Its standard. Every drag strip eliminates 1ft rollout.